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Exhibition Duration: January 8th – February 17th, 2018, 950 Gallery, Tacoma, WA 98402

Opening Reception: January 18th, 6pm – 9pm, with live painting by Raven Juarez

Family Saturday and Closing Reception: February 17th, 11am – 1pm, with activities for kids

In Moon Moan, Raven Juarez and Asia Tail present recent paintings, drawings, and mixed media works using the moon as an aesthetic and conceptual framework. Both artists draw on the myriad meanings associated with the celestial body to explore themes of womanhood, and the lunar influence in all of us. Life-long friends, Asia and Raven are exhibiting their work together for the first time. Through these works, they reflect on memories of their shared childhood and their ongoing journey as they become women. Unabashedly symbolic, poetic, and nostalgic, the artists hope to illuminate unspoken realities shared by all women under one moon.

This exhibition was made possible with generous support from Potlatch Fund.


Moon Moan is more than an ode to the moon. It’s also a portrait of past and future selves and a tribute to female friendships and the many shapes we move in and out of.
— Margo Vansynghel

Opening Reception

The exhibition opened during Third Thursday art walk and featured live painting by Raven Juarez.

 

Photographs by Kris Crews


The Light and Shadow Story Room

Found Objects, Artists' Keepsakes, Children's Chairs, and Overhead Projector, 2018

 

The artists collaboratively created this interactive installation for the exhibitionVisitors of all ages were invited to play with a set of carefully curated objects in the circle of light cast by an old classroom overhead projector. 

 

Photographs by Kris Crews


Family Day Activities

Kinetic Sand, Artists' Keepsakes, Diffusing Paper with Watercolor, and Other Mixed Media, 2018

 

Raven Juarez and Asia Tail created moon-inspired participatory art stations for the family-friendly closing reception of the exhibition Moon Moan.

 

Photographs by Kris Crews