Art in Focus: Journeys Toward Healing
At the ASU Art Museum, we recognize that art has the power to inspire our minds and bodies, cultivate a shared sense of community, aid in healing and foster social change. "Art in Focus: Journeys Toward Healing" provides an interlude — mental and physical — for contemplating ideas of wholeness and wellbeing. The artworks in this gallery respond to the exhibition on view, Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, by presenting images that can change how we view and imagine incarceration. Instead of focusing on images of oppression, black and white stripes or barbed wires, the curators center images of nature, renewal, connection and recovery. This exhibition suggests that art can serve as a source of healing and point to more restorative solutions to critical community issues.
The exhibition is organized by Mary-Beth Buesgen, Curator of the Ceramics Research Center Collection and Archives; Sarah Kelly, Windgate Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design; Julio César Morales, Senior Curator; Brittany Corrales, Curator; Matthew Villar Miranda, LACMA-ASU Curatorial Fellow; and Diem Lanakai, Windgate Curatorial Assistant. "Journeys Toward Healing" highlights works on paper, ceramics, baskets and wood objects from the museum’s collection.
Image credit: John Dowell, "Healing," 1999, 17 x 20", color lithograph on paper. Image courtesy ASU Art Museum.