THELMA APPEL

REFLECTIONS OF DANGER…AND HOPE
(during a global pandemic)

 

Annex Gallery | June 08 – July 05, 2021

 

  • Thelma Appel

Artist Statement

This exhibition is about danger and hope on our planet that has so concerned me for years.

Each painting or assemblage is a narrative about a particular physical situation or an integrated visual statement independent of its subject.

Danger is manifest in the harm we have inflicted on our world, wherein each destructive action — such as the plastics pollution clogging our waters and once pristine beaches. These have serious consequences to our planet, to our survival as people and wildlife.

Sadly, we are now further endangered by unfettered political and religious extremism.

Within these dangers there is hope. The painting of “Life With COVID,” for example, illustrates how in the midst of a devastating contagion even healthy people find themselves suddenly unemployed, isolated, and lining-up for food. They are comforted by the likewise unemployed musicians sharing their talent from their homes for all to enjoy! Essential workers risk their lives caring for the sick. These actions of caring and compassion are profound manifestations of hope.

Nature continues to renew herself. There will still be marshes to filter our waters, beautiful forests, and cool lakes to welcome a New Day.

Hope is in nature and the human spirit.

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