The Mother of All Time
by Dana O’Donnell
As women world-wide, have left the home, and ventured further into the male-dominated world, the role of mother has changed. The myth of the mother, as a life force, a caregiver, a home, and as the guardian of the heart, has been altered to fit the times in which we live. The Mother has become both more, and less. The division of time pulls her one step away from the personal earth-bound role of the past centuries. She has earned the right to participate more fully in the world, and in doing so has lost some of her ancient reverence. She is a contradiction. One myth is that as she gains power in the world, she also loses influence over her own family. Another myth is that her fertility is more important than her abilities. She does not only bear the children, but she nurtures the world while balancing her own universe. In truth, she is more powerful and more complex. Mother is now a super being, with more responsibilities and demands placed upon her newly earned rank. So should she not be then more revered?
The art and consciousness gallery, Art 4 All People, whose idyllic setting along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, provides a perfect forum for the latest offering, “The Mother Exhibition.” Art 4 All People believes that “art is profoundly connected to personal and cultural transformation.” With this new offering, they examine the mother and her role in culture.
The featured artists have taken the subject of mother the archetype, the myth, the model and the ideal, and applied their style, beliefs and interpretation to provide a full-spectrum of works. In this body of work, there is indeed reverence. Each piece expresses a personal and cultural voice that connects us to a timeless and universal subject. At Art 4 All People, The Mother, stands naked in her beauty. And as humans have done for thousands of years, these artists have expressed their respect for her, the most powerful influence in their personal lives and in the world.
Opening reception and celebration featuring thirteen international and Californian Artists and the Artwork from the Art 4 All ~ YogART CoachArt Kids.
May 19, 2012 from 6-9 PM. RSVP is requested at Art4allpeople@gmail.com .
A Transformative Arts & Culture Contemporary Art Beach House / 19562 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 / P: 310.456.6170