The Catholic University of America

Flocking

Artist: Rachel Kerwin
Curator: Allison H. Lipari
July 20 - August 20, 2012
Opening Reception: July 20, 2012 6 - 8pm
Salve Regina Art Gallery

Images: Charcoal Drawing, Spring 2012
Flocking Wall Mural Time-Laspe Video


About me:
Rachel Kerwin's artwork seeks to complicate the idea that nature is merely a scenic backdrop for our lives. "Nature is also dangerous, chaotic, and destructive. I find that fascinating - when beauty can arise from survival." By exploring this tension, Rachel's depictions of flocks of birds and billowing smoke reflect the duality of chaos and grace she finds inherent in being human.

In Flocking, Rachel will be exhibiting a series of drawings at the Salve Regina Fine Art Gallery that use flocks of birds to create a visual language of movement, transformation, and interconnectedness. You can see more of her work at rachelkerwin.com.