From Panic to Power!
curated by Brian Bress
June 14th through July 19th 2008
June 14th from 6pm to 8pm
“Here's the good news: you're special. You are highly creative with a fabulous imagination. You are detail-oriented and analytical. These are wonderful traits that can make you extremely successful and enable you to accomplish great things. Unfortunately, people with anxiety disorders tend to use their attributes to scare themselves. They over-intellectualize, overanalyze, and use their creativity to envision the worst possible scenarios. Used in a negative way, our wonderful traits can make us sick.
Let's pretend for a moment that you could turn all this anxious energy around and make it work for you instead of against you. Can you imagine how different your life might be? Ask yourself where you might be right now if anxiety and fear weren't holding you back. If anything were possible. What would you do differently if you weren't afraid to fail or to succeed, if you weren't afraid of anxious feelings or being alone? What if you weren't afraid to take chances, to get involved, or even to embarrass yourself a little? Your whole life might be different. You might be living somewhere else or working somewhere else. Possibly you would have different relationships. Or maybe you would be right where you are, but you'd be enjoying it a whole lot more. It's not too late.
You are on the verge of change.” – Lucinda Bassett
Angstrom Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition of nine artists curated by Brian Bress. A reception for the artists will be held on June 14th 2008 from six to eight in the evening.
From Panic to Power! includes artists Jonathan Baldock, Kate Barclay, Michael Berryhill, Leigh Cole, Evelyn Donnelly, Luciana Lamothe, Peter Harkawik, Katie Herzog, and Jessica James Lansdon. Working in a variety of styles and mediums, the artists in the exhibition find their work side by side not because it subscribes to similar themes or aesthetics, although certainly connections can be made, but primarily because all of these artists embrace in their practice an attitude of risk. The safe route is abandoned for the more dangerous one, and it is within that proximity to failure that satisfaction is achieved.
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