• Ecdysis Harmonics opens April 19th at the Micro Gallery

    Press Release
    Metro Micro Gallery
    3409 Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA 22201
    On the corner of Kansas Street and Wilson Blvd.

    Metro Micro Gallery presents:
    Ecdysis Harmonics
    a site-specific installation by
    Dawn Whitmore

    pay it forward curator
    Austin Shull

    April 14, 2018 - May 17, 2018
    Viewable 24/7

    Meet the Artist Event:
    Thursday April 19, 2018
    7pm – 9pm

    Ecdysis Harmonics examines the relationship between symbol and meaning using the
    icon of the snake - a creature both feared and admired throughout mythology and
    religion. A snake sheds regularly throughout it’s life, a process known as ecdysis,
    continuously leaving behind a physical marker of it’s past state of existence. 

    “I am interested in the metaphorical concept of shedding within the emotional and
    psychic realms, and curious to question how these experiences choose to manifest as
    physical markers. Throughout the ages sacred spaces and music have been sought to
    draw one into the depths and mysteries of the interior worlds. In this work I am providing
    the personal physical markers using photographs, sound, thread and
    crystal quartz, to weave together a space that forms a personal yet public vessel to be
    explored and excavated.” - Dawn Whitmore

    Working across media Dawn Whitmore’s site-specific installation integrates
    photography, sculpture, video and sound to deconstruct archetypal symbols and their
    associated meanings. Creating an immersive environment, Whitmore invites the viewer
    to engage in a shared psychological space, a fantasy landscape of crystals, gold leaf,
    shadows and refractions.