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January 16, 2016- February 9, 2016

Leili Pritschet: EYE-DENTITY ~~ New & Selected Work

Several years ago Leili Pritschet offered a show in our gallery with Hend Al-Monsour. Leili's paintings, at that time, were remarkable. In the intervening years, her talents as a visual artist have moved to another plane.

Pritschet has created a series of new paintings focused on the metaphors and symbolism of the garden. As a victim of torture, and as a woman growing older and confronted with diminished eyesight, she shares her experience and healing via painting.

About the new work Pritschet writes:

What I cannot say in the language of words, I capture in the language of images with humor and whimsy as well as pathos and poignancy. Creating art is a tremendous tool in my healing process. With each stroke of the paint brush, my body and spirit begin to heal. I engage in a visual discourse about the enigmatic, disquieting experience of growing old. Eye-dentity, is inspired by the sudden loss of my eyesight and explores the complex relationship between nature and human beings and especially the vanishing wonderland of aging.

Leili Pritschet is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Opening Reception 3-5 pm Saturday, January 16th

Gallery Talk Tuesday, January 19th beginning at 7pm