On view August 11 - September 15, 2019
GALLERY TALK + RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 7PM
Artist statement from Still Point:
“Witnessing to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering.
Beautiful is a collaborative exhibition featuring photography by Elizabeth Jones and painting by artist Craig Hawkins. With portraiture in multiple media, the intent of this exhibition is to witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering. The work captures the faces of women in India who have suffered from painful burns.
Still Point partnered with humanitarian aid organization Wellspring International to honor these remarkable women through art. A full color book of photography and limited-edition prints signed by artist Craig Hawkins also accompany the exhibit. One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales and donations pledged throughout the duration of the exhibit will be designated toward the building of a new surgical burn and treatment center in India.
About the book:
“Beautiful खूबसूरत is a 124-page, hard cover, 10x12 coffee table book featuring extraordinary women in India who have been victims of burning. The causes of their burns include accidents, suicide attempts, and most prominently, domestic violence.
Often, when an NGO takes photos of the people and places they labor to help, the unspoken goal is to show what has been lost. What sets this project apart is that instead of focusing on what was lost, Wellspring International sets out to capture what powerfully remains. Rumi said, “the wound is the place where the light enters you.” Beautiful खूबसूरत aims to boldly engage with suffering, injustice, and violence even, yet point to an exquisite beauty that stands in testimony to the life within.”