Moncrief Cancer Institute and TCU School of Art present Emily Chase: "Efflorescence" opening reception
The Moncrief Cancer Institute in partnership with the Texas Christian University School of Art presents "Efflorescence," a solo exhibition of Emily Chase’s fine paper sculptures.
"Efflorescence" is a word defined as a period or state of flowering. The intricately-constructed artworks featured in this solo exhibition reflect on the title’s metaphor of blooming and growth. Chase explores the realities of the human experience, of how we grow, change, and strengthen despite and because of adversity. Conceiving of objects as vessels of memory, the artist imbues her paper constructions with themes of childhood, nostalgia, fairy tales, nature, and hope.
"Efflorescence" includes 19 works, from paper dresses and shoes, to lightboxes and cut-paper two-dimensional works. Visitors are provided with a free brochure, which includes a catalog of works on view, a short essay by the curator, and an interview with art therapist and TCU professor Jashley Boatwright. With intimate details and visual surprises, Emily Chase’s work offers ample opportunity for Moncrief patients and visitors to explore and discover these objects anew in repeated visits to the exhibition.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 14.