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"Patterns of Healing"


  • Messing Gallery, MICDS 101 North Warson Road, Bryant Arts Center St. Louis, MO 63124 (map)
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The Messing Gallery at MICDS presents “Patterns of Healing,” a solo exhibition of works by St. Louis-based fiber & multi-media artist & MICDS alum Lindsay Obermeyer. On view October 18-November 29, 2019.
Free reception Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.
Lindsay writes about this body of work, “For millennia artists have been fascinated with the form of the human body. As an artist living in the shadow of serious illnesses since childhood, it is the microscopic world within the body that fascinates me. Rather than let the experiences impact me negatively, I am driven to understand the mechanisms that caused my illnesses. This work examines how something you can't see may cause you to be sick or worse yet, kill you. Turning the scary into the beautiful neutralizes the moment making it more manageable to bear. The choice of medium is specific. I build up the surfaces with beads and embroidery, making them lush and magical. Through the work, I reflect back to the moments of joy when I was allowed into the labs to look at myself under the microscope. Nowadays I take home CD copies of my MRI or CT scan. I am in awe of the human body. It is intensely beautiful despite its fragility.”
This exhibit is free & open to the public M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Earlier Event: October 18
Workshop & special event: Fiber Flight