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.
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...
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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 www.theicehouseaz.com.