Veil Tease opens at Carrack Modern Art building

Photos thanks to Scenes from my Lunch Hour

The opening reception for artist Catherine J. Howard’s ‘Veil Tease’ art installation and exhibit at the Carrack Art gallery building will be this Thursday, from 7pm to 10pm.

Hosted by the Duke Center for Eating Disorders, this exhibit creates a story of women’s struggles to balance between their internal illumination and the way society views them, their public “pose” and their hidden “veiled” personalities. The work, using fifteen fabric scrolls, combining graphite pencil outlines and oil painting, highlighting the stark contrast between these two mediums, lends itself to the emotional transparency and sensitivity of this subject and its long history. The tall, fabric pillars, standing alone and exposed, allude to the ‘vulnerable interior self’ that we all try to keep hidden away. Areas of body and self-image awareness observed and addressed by Ms. Howard include racial ambiguities, emotional abuse, failure, and self-preservation.

For a more detailed peek into the artist’s motivation and outline for the project, as well as an opportunity to discuss intended messages and misconceptions with Howard and other female artists from the area, the Duke Center for Eating Disorders is hosting a guided tour and panel discussion this Saturday, October 8th, from 1pm to 3pm at the Carrack at 111 West Parrish Street.

Photos thanks to Scenes from my Lunch Hour

In addition to these two special events, the space will be open from the hours of 2pm to 8pm, Tuesday through Friday, and every third Friday from 7pm to 10pm. For more information, visit the Carrack’s website here.

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