Museum of Northern History presents:
Entrails: The 10th Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition
April 6 - May 3, 2017
closing reception: Saturday, April 29th, 1 - 3pm
artist talk: Saturday, April 29th 10:30am - 12pm
Entrails, the Latin interanea, or “internal”, is the root of the word entrails (viscera or entraña, in Spanish), which either could refer to a main organ situated inside the body or generally as something internal.
The noun entrails is also used to mean the inside of something such as the entrails of a street or the vital components of a system. We could refer to this word in both a spiritual or physical way – referencing the body or the material world in which we live. In either instance, the word is often used when the internal is made visible; marking the visceral and often uncomfortable, perhaps even fatal, moment of exposure either literally or symbolically. Thus exposure and concealment, internal and external, conscious and unconscious are important aspects of this word to consider. In thinking about the body specifically, it’s possible to also deliberate the ways that the body’s entrails record or respond to both physical and mental triggers, often manifesting inner thoughts and feelings. This exhibition is intended to bring together a range of mediums and thoughtful responses to this theme.
I'm pleased to announce that this little piece is part of Entrails!
© aleks Batosik, building her fiction (2015), mix media on found object, 15 x 9.5"