ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

Exhibition Dates July 22, 2017-January 22, 2018


Archetypes of the Subconscious is an exhibition by Charlotte artist Sloane Siobhan. This series explores the notions of growth, loss and the inner battle of the mind, the spirit, and the heart. Siobhan’s raw emotions following the loss of her mother in November 2016 serve as the conduit for this artful expression of love, heartbreak, remembrance, and grief. Fears and other hidden emotions, intertwined with beautifully rich colors are captured by the artist in each image.

Both mesmerizing and mysterious, Siobhan’s works represent the interactions, and sometimes conflicts, of her conscious and subconscious states of mind. These thoughts are characterized by stunning power animals – pandas, tigers and grizzly bears – and antagonists such as bees. Each animal battles with the emotional struggles of the inner-self. Pain, suffering, acceptance and the growing pains of life are felt in each stroke. Chaos and order aggressively merge with abstract and picturesque forms.

Siobhan’s work invites the viewer to go beyond aesthetics into the embodiment of words that are often too hard to say out loud.

Image Credits: Sloane Siobhan, Overthinking, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.