Gallery Exhibit: Mary Giehl, Crystals


Mary Giehl: Crystals
Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
October 12 - November 11, 2009

Mary Giehl’s work has taken themes that she had encountered through her work experience as a Registered Nurse in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She often cared for children after they had been abused, much of her work focuses around this theme. There are hints of darkness and confinement in her installations along with a mixture and balance of playfulness and seriousness.

Mary’s work participates in a discussion that analyzes and disentangles specific images of our culture about our children. She decided that her work would not offer that escape into an aesthetic discussion, intellectual diversion, imaginative fantasy, or simple entertainment. She is more interested in creating works that educates, agitates and troubles the audience. She believes it is important to captivate the audience to have them bond with the work to create that lasting memory.