Solo Art Show "Lines and Healing Circles" by Jeanne Garrett at the Addison Center for the Art
The Addison Center for the Arts presented "Lines and Healing Circles," a solo art exhibition by accomplished photographer Jeanne Garrett. This captivating exhibition ran from August 9 to September 9, showcasing an extraordinary collection of mixed-media, semi-abstract works that push the boundaries of traditional photographic technique.
The artist reception for "Lines and Healing Circles" took place on August 12, 2023 from 5 to 7 pm. The event provided art enthusiasts, collectors, and the community with the opportunity to meet Jeanne Garrett and engage with her poignant and elegant work.
Jeanne Garrett's artistic journey combines her formal studies at Barat College with a self-taught perspective, resulting in a unique approach to photography. Her deep connection to the landscape and environment has been a consistent theme in her work, which has been displayed in museums and galleries across the United States.
Garrett's lyrical imagery has garnered recognition and acclaim, featured in publications such as the Daily Herald, Birds and Blooms, and Black & White magazines. Her talent has even captured the attention of prestigious platforms like the BBC and National Geographic. Notably, she was honored as a Merit Award winner in Black and White magazine in both 2021 and 2022.
In addition to her artistic endeavors, Jeanne Garrett actively engages in public projects that promote inclusivity and community upliftment. She has made significant contributions to projects such as replacing graffiti with inspiring artwork in her hometown and spearheading a mural project at Chicago Tech Academy, empowering minority low-income students in the pursuit of science, technology, and engineering.
With her latest mixed media art project, "Healing Circles," Garrett ventures into the realm of abstract art, exploring the human condition through symbolism and technique. Inspired by personal experiences, including her husband's open-heart surgery and the isolation of the Covid pandemic, she layers gauze, stitching, paper, and found objects onto her photographic foundation. The resulting compositions represent the stages of healing, from chaos to hope, transformation, and acceptance, with the circle symbolizing hope and stitching suggesting surgical sutures while unifying the composition.
"Lines and Healing Circles" challenges the conventions of photography, blurring the line between the captured image and artistic transformation. Garrett's abstract creations invite viewers on a visual journey that sparks contemplation and evokes deep emotions.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Addison Center for the Arts to experience the transformative power of "Lines and Healing Circles" by Jeanne Garrett. This exhibition was a truly immersive and thought-provoking artistic exploration.