Vanessa Jo Bahr at Central Art Gallery

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January Art Show at Central Art Gallery Featuring: Vanessa Jo Bahr
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk January 20th, 2023 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its January 2023 “3rd Friday” Art Show, spotlighting the works of Vanessa Jo Bahr.

The show is titled “Next of Kin.”

The opening reception will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, January 20th. Exhibition will be on display through 02/8/23. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 01/20 5-8pm – Art Walk (exhibition)

*Exhibit on display through 02/8/23*

“My work exists as an invitation for viewers to examine their ecological interactions and relationships. I aspire to evoke deep reverence for the inherent connection with our plant and animal kin before they fade into distant memories due to human negligence. I create art as a form of activism and land stewardship that fosters mutualism and intimacy facilitated through the reciprocal act of printmaking. My work embraces collective experiences of life and death that promote sustainability while honoring the natural cycles of growth, decay and regeneration.

My most recent work exposes my ritualized obsession with collecting, organizing, illustrating and rearranging my personal archive of found artifacts. The time spent harvesting and working with natural materials bonds me with local ecologies. By reproducing these reclaimed remains in copper, I immortalize and perpetuate their existence through replication via the art of printmaking. A renewal of kinship with our cohabitants is necessary for our shared futures to endure.”

– from Artist’s statement

To see more of Vanessa’s art, you can visit her website here or follow her on Instagram here
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