On View Now: Alexa Villanueva 'Mystery Portal'

On View Now: Alexa Villanueva 'Mystery Portal'

Opening June 5th! New work by Seattle-based artist Alexa Villanueva. Featuring original illustration and collage works, along with her Future Ancestor Tarot Decks and Guidebooks, "Mystery Portal" is about passing through the door into Motherhood. 

"Passing through the door into motherhood is an experience that no one can ever fully prepare you for. Throughout my pregnancy with my daughter, I called this period of transition the Mystery Portal. Peering into the unknown, I spent many months in anticipation dreaming about what birth and life ahead might look like- only to realize that as long as I am a mother and human being on this planet, my journey of walking through Mystery Portals will never end.

Creating this body of work has helped ground me in the present: woven paper mirroring the repetition and delicate strength of caregiving, rich paints to reflect the Earth that has supported me, and carved out windows into the magical yet mundane moments of parenthood.

As I moved through each piece, my investigations became less about how we can find clarity while being in the Mystery, and more about the ways we can sit with the uncertainty that life brings and embrace it."
Online HERE

Artist Reception Sat, June 15th 5-8pm
On view through July 8th, 2024
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