Visual Arts

Katherine Zsolt, Luiz Gutierrez, Lori Fenn, and Kaori Takamura at the Icehouse for Art Detour 22

Allow me to repeat that: Katherine Zsolt, Lori Fenn, Luiz Gutierrez, and Kaori Takamura are at the Icehouse for Art Detour 22.

That is one heck of a lineup.

The featured artist, Katherine Zsolt, will take up the majority of the space. Phoenix is invited to experience her monumental multi-media installation this Friday through Sunday.

Taking inspiration from Marion Woodman's book, Leaving My Father's House (Zsolt's exhibition shares the title) Zsolt has created a show that takes place in three parts, with the first two parts drawing from Woodman's inspiration, a Brothers Grimm tale called Allerleirauh.

Sound confusing?

I bet it will all come together this weekend, when we can actually see the show. In the meantime, read this review of Woodman's book for a little background:

A Jungian analyst in Toronto, Woodman here collaborates with three of her analysands, who tell their own stories of breaking with patriarchal values and recovering feminine energies. Danson, a graduate student coping with the trauma of an abortion, comes to terms with her loveless childhood and a brother's sexual abuse. Hamilton, a dancer struggling to crack through the armored rage in her body, dialogues with inner figures she calls Medicine Woman and Deer. Allen, a sculptor working through the grief of being childless, at age 72 "faces into darkness with the wit and wisdom of a seasoned crone." Using Jungian archetypes and a Grimm fairy tale about a princess who rejects an incestuous marriage, Woodman in her interlinking commentaries charts each woman's growth toward wholeness. The first-person case histories, distilled from private journals, are detailed maps of self-transformation. Illustrated.
-Publishers Weekly, Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Yep, go ahead and mull that over and then check out Zsolt's installation that features body-cast works related to cocooning, a reflective pool of water, and video installations.

As if Zsolt's work wasn't enough to take in, the Icehouse compound will also include paintings by local artists, Luiz Gutierrez...

Lori Fenn...

Kaori Takamura...

and more.

Like I said, it's one heck of a lineup.

The Icehouse, 429 West Jackson Street in Phoenix, will be open Friday, March 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 6 and Sunday March 7 from noon to 6 p.m.. Go to

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Lilia Menconi
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