“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Do we ever truly know who we are? Or is life, from start to finish, a never-ending path of discovery on which we continually grow and change? Perhaps the answer isn’t as black and white as that. Perhaps there is an element of change intermingled with some static personality points. And perhaps we eventually grow to understand some parts of ourselves while others remain a mystery. But isn’t this part of the adventure? The knowledge that, no matter what, nothing will ever be the same, again and again.
Cristina Canale joined us to talk about her work features in the exhibition Memento Vivere on view at Nara Roesler until September 7. The exhibition features 13 paintings and six drawings, all made between 2021 and 2023 and all previously unseen. To hear more, listen to the complete interview.
Diana Copperwhite chatted with us from Galway, Ireland, where she is based, though she also works in New York City. She has an upcoming show, Reflections in a Dark Mirror, at 532 Gallery in NYC and recently completed an exhibition titled Onomatopoiea at Printworks in Galway. To hear more about her transatlantic career, listen to the complete interview.
A few words to keep in your pocket
Keep learning about the person you only think you know best – you!
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Books to Read
What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Praxis user Yolanda Desjardins has been reading a few things, including The Art Spirit by Robert Henri and Total Meditation by Deepak Chopra.
The 2024 Create Change Fellowship offers artists and cultural producers the opportunity to develop and deepen a collaborative, community-based and socially-engaged creative practice. Applications are open now, deadline is August 19.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.