PAUL WIRHUN’s solo show “Circle of Friends”

OPENING: April 2, 6-8 p.m., free and open to the public

Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson Street, 4th Floor

Gallery hours, by appointment: T. 212-925-1111

Ivy Brown Gallery celebrates the Easter season with the opening of ‘Circle of Friends’ by Paul Wirhun. Wirhun explores the emotional rollercoaster of loss and the changes it brings. “Death is the ultimate change; we leave behind all we knew and experienced and enter the Unknown.  For those left behind, the death of a loved one can reveal a host of emotions linked to the memories of the dearly departed. To explore this range of experience, I discivered these “skullys” – images based in Tibetan iconography – to be a perfect vehicle.  Found in the crowns of protective (demonic) deities, these crazed-looking skulls force us to face the unimaginable with irrational delight.  How DO we handle the complex emotions elicited by our experiences of mortality and loss of dear ones seemingly gone forever?  How do we keep alive strong bonds of caring and support, when a beloved has died?” This show intends to explore these feelings through a series of drawings, eggshell collages, and objets d’ouef.

PAUL WIRHUN has been working on and with eggshells most of his life, using these organic spherical surfaces to produce innovative objets d’ouef, and broken shells to create collages and eggshell encrusted sculptures. His mastery of these materials comes from a life-long interest in exploring the range of possible expressions in this unique media.

Opening Reception Tuesday, April 2, 6-8pm                                                                                 Ritual of Remembrance Wednesday April 17, 6-9pm                                                            Location 675 Hudson St 4 floor, NYC, NY 10014                                                                       Gallery open by appointment ivyjeannebrown@gmail.comor 212-925-1111

Ritual of Remembrance :
4/17 6pm-9pm (wear white)
Please RSVP ivy@oneegg.net
Free or by donation
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