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