Tessa Hull's latest show, How Goes the Battle?, is driven by a rough breakup and attempts to, "...lay down arms and make peace with helplessness, and to rebuild a strong foundation from the wreckage of a broken trust." I tend to have a soft spot for art that was created by the processing of pain. Let's face it, personal suffering has created lots of great art for the world to love. And I think the vulnerability in showing our private pain is a beautiful act.
"As equal parts visual artist and writer, my work draws heavily from text, and each piece in this show is paired with a corresponding poem by Kay Ryan. I will also be debuting a new comic book that I wrote as my artist statement. It includes, but is not limited to: Winston Churchill, graphs of abstract concepts, heartbreak, convergent evolution/homoplasy, paleotology, and The Great Gatsby." - Tessa Hulls
How Goes the Battle? by Tessa Hulls
Opens Thursday, April 11th at Joe Bar (810 E Roy)
Opening reception 6-9pm.