PAINTINGS FROM “THOSE THAT GUIDE US”
Gamm Theatre Gallery, Nov. 2 – 26, Tuesdays – Sundays from 12:00-6:00 pm and Mondays by inquiry
Artist’s talk and Q & A on Sunday, Nov. 19 at approx. 4:30pm, following the matinee performance of HANGMEN.
FREE and open to the public.
This small installation exhibits 12 original new works that present a breadth of style and color. The collection is steeped in indigenous symbolism, a departure from the human form; the series invites the viewer to interpret the many lessons we can learn from self reflection. Using animals as the northstar of her focus, the artist creates a narrative that shares her own personal story while connecting with the audience in a familiar way.
Anyone wishing to attend the talk does not have to attend the play – simply arrive at the theatre slightly before 4:30 PM.
Brooke Waldron, a contemporary artist based in Hopkinton, R.I., is of mixed Seaconke Wampanoag/Narragansett heritage. Her work sets out to challenge systems of exclusion where Native American artistic expression is often contrived into a one-dimensional space. Waldron creates paintings and ceramic work that blend visual language and technical skill. She enjoys exploring the relationship between color, nature, and a range of traditional symbolism. Brooke aims to bring the viewer closer to the unique power of the natural world and to provide an invitation to consider our kinship with it. In each of her works, Waldron speaks to a wider dialogue on the preservation and celebration of cultural values and honoring our four-legged relatives. More work on Brooke’s website and Instagram.