Showtime – Joetta Maue: When All The Plants Need Water

UForge Gallery, 767 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 | On View: February 6 – March 2, 2014

Artist Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6-8pm | Artist Talk: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7-9pm

Joetta Maue - When All The Plants Need Water

Joetta Maue uses the traditional arts of embroidery and appliqué to reflect on contemporary domestic life. Her recent work has explored the bed as a place of rest and regeneration. In this exhibition, she explores a new theme – plants and their need for nourishment (perhaps a metaphor for any growing organism).

She says: “In this show, I explore how the small everyday moments and objects in our daily life are often the truth tellers of our state of being. This work is inspired by the realization that when all my plants need water it usually means that my life and relationships are out of balance and attention needs to be paid. The work on display is part of a larger and active body of work that explores how the seemingly insignificant moments and objects in our domestic space signal to others and ourselves where we are psychologically and emotionally, mostly represented via found still life, text from notebooks and scraps of writing. The centerpiece to the exhibit, plants hung, represents a new direction that is moving toward a more ambiguous image stripped of color.  Other works in this series include images of household piles, the found collections of toys that exist within a childrearing home and the detritus of daily life.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts showcasing a member of their faculty.

The gallery is open Thursday & Friday from 5-8 pm and on (winter hours) Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm to 6pm and located at 767 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, MA.