On Forgetting | Filling the Flask
A solo show of new work at Pushdot (August 7 – September 25, 2015)
The installation will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and scent that address focus and kindness in forgetting. Yes, all that varied material to inspire focus. You will recognize patterns in the work and walk away with something that speaks specifically to you. The work has been two years in the making, and I would love to see you there!
Artist Reception: August 7, 2015, 6-8 PM
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 104 (The Ford Building), Portland, OR
Continuing my exploration of Psyche’s mythical journey to reunite with Eros, in “On Forgetting | Filling the Flask” I address the third of her four required tasks. Previously I have explored “Sorting the Seeds” in which she learns to set priorities, and “Learning to Say No” where she understands the need to be true to herself.
Here, she must fill a flask from a dangerous, rushing waterfall. Zeus, in the form of an eagle, comes to the rescue and fills it for her. In doing so, Zeus represents the leader who resolves the situation by being direct, forgetting the minutiae and keeping an eye on the prize. Said another way, it is this focus on what matters — and forgetting what doesn’t — that enables us to recognize critical patterns and clues that are at first hidden in plain sight.
Installation of “On Forgetting” at Pushdot Stusio. All artwork Catherine Haley Epstein, photo scourtesy Ann Ploeger
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