NARRATIVE ILLUSIONS: THE VISIONS OF MINDY HERRIN
Customs House Museum / 200 S. 2nd St. January 18, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Mindy Herrin uses elements of nature and the body to create narrative objects, jewelry, and sculpture. Her pieces are fabricated, or made from parts in order to contrast organic and mechanical imagery. She uses mechanisms to create visual structure, perform a function, or define a restriction. Much of Herrin's work depicts a dialogue, many of those surfacing in the guise of an affliction or struggle. The function of the self, experience, and perception become variables in ways women define their lives. Many illustrate a physical struggle, the search to overcome a body's limitations, while others invariably illustrate mental perspective. Internal elements are often used to illustrate concepts, revealed beneath the flesh as clues in a map.