Local artist Randy Siegel opens an exhibit of his latest work at The Junction (348 Depot Street, at Pink Dog Creative). The show, “Every Day a Little Death,” runs from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 13. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m.
From a press release:
The show is entitled, “Every Day a Little Death,” from the hit Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.” Siegel admits the theme may not be a popular one.
“My Southern mama once said that there are three topics one should never discuss with polite company: sex, religion and politics, but she left one out. In our feel-good society, death can be a real conversation killer,” he says with laugh.
“One of my favorite days of the year is November first, when many around the world celebrate the Day of the Dead or ‘Dia de Muertos.’ On this special day, we remember those friends and family members who have passed on before us. In this exhibit, I want to remember, honor, and celebrate not only those who have died, but the many little deaths that we experience over a lifetime, such as the death of a dream, relationship, or persona.”
‘Something must die, in order for something to be born,” Siegel says. “After death, comes life. Winter precedes spring; hope follows despair. Our daily dyings are constant reminders of the hope of new life waiting to be born in our lives.”
Siegel’s work has been described as “postcards from the psyche.” Rich in symbolism, his paintings mine the gold that can only come from where the conscious and unconscious mind meet. Visit his website at RandySiegelArt.com.