I’ve been to see Story Line: Wiley, Howard, and Moneyhun, curated by Susan Laney of Laney Comtemporary, half a dozen times since it opened during this year’s Westobou Festival and I still can’t fully comprehend the detail in each impressive piece. Beautiful narratives constructed with intricate textiles, pen drawings, and hand-cut paper (paper!) literally had me gasping in excitement and awe. I have a special appreciation for the surprising power of the line and completely immersed myself in the study of each piece. It’s fascinating to see artists communicate differently using something that’s both so simple and capable of endless transformations. I appreciated the nods to the South and they confirmed once more my love for where I’m from, its rich roots and history.
These photos don’t compare to seeing the pieces in person, but I love the new gallery space and had to take more than a few shots. I’m excited about future art exhibits and next year’s festival already. Please check out more from these wonderful artists: Pamela Wiley, Stephanie Howard, and Hiromi Moneyhun, and if you can, go see this lovely show in person at the Westobou Gallery. It’s up until November 20th!