Marta Hewett Gallery’s New Unspoken Exhibit
Marta Hewett pictured with a piece by Lyndsey Fryman from the exhibit ‘Unspoken.’
Her son’s symptoms – absence of spoken language, eye contact, social skills and communicative gestures – were the motive behind Kentucky artist Lyndsey Fryman’s first solo exhibition, “Unspoken – Recent Ceramic Sculpture” at the Marta Hewett Gallery.
“The exhibit showcases expressive, figurative sculptures that engage a viewer and raises awareness and curiosity for the concern of others,” says gallery owner Marta Hewett. “By creating and sharing these visual works, the artist can also communicate her experience without words.” This exhibit is presented in April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
“Fryman presents us with the universal challenge of coming to terms with our expectations of others, particularly our children as well as ourselves in the face of reality. Through her sculpture, the artist hopes to imply the unnoticed and misunderstood instances of communication. The artist’s hope is that the pieces engage viewers in an unspoken dialogue that spurs a curiosity, awareness and sensitivity for others,” says Hewett. “The work she produces is inspired by what surrounds her every day as a mother, a farmer and an artist. “In each piece, there is a story behind its creation; they are pieces of what Fryman goes through, almost like a personal journal.”
|Pieces from “Unspoken – Recent Ceramic Sculpture.”|
Three additional large paintings on exhibit during this period are by three classes of students from the Starfire Council, a Cincinnati non-profit community-building organization that brings people together in unexpected and creative ways. “Programs exploring the impact of autism on individuals and the practices, which help them share their view of the world through art, will be presented at the gallery during the exhibit,” says Hewett.
The exhibit is taking place from now until May 24, 2014. Admission to the gallery is free, and it’s open to the public Tuesday and Friday, 10am–5pm; Saturday, 11am-3pm. Parking is also free. All works in the gallery are for sale.
Marta Hewett Gallery is located at 1310 Pendleton St. on the Pendleton Art Center campus in OTR. Marta Hewett established OTR’s first commercial art gallery, on Main Street, 24 years ago. “The gallery specializes in works by contemporary artists from around the world in a variety of media, including glass, ceramics, textiles, paper, and metal as well as painting and works on paper,” says Hewett. “The Marta Hewett Gallery has a national reputation for introducing exceptional emerging artists in their first solo exhibits.” Lyndsey Fryman’s exhibition continues this tradition.
For more information, visit www.martahewett.com.