Sunday, June 02, 2024

Courtney Adair Applequist at Joan Hisaoka

 (M)other - June 13 - September 8, 2024

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is pleased to host the exhibition (M)other. This exhibition will open on Thursday, June 13th, with an Opening Reception from 7-9 pm. This solo show features original works by artist Courtney Adair Applequist. Through multiple mediums, Applequist contemplates one’s existence through a sacred and maternal lens. In charcoal, (M)other explores a laborious push-and-pull. The relationship between the artist and the canvas is distinctive; her process of creation is a visceral experience. With erasing, uncovering, and excavating the canvas, Applequist presents an intimate de-layering that happens in a manner antithetical to a simple additive process. The collection of works as a whole monumentalizes the experience of everyday connections, and explores the malleability of oneself- both imprinting and being imprinted on. 

Smith Center for Healing & the Arts

1632 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009