Scorpio Moons : For Her Leah Clare Michaels
AUGUST 10 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Scorpio Moons: For Her is on view at Tissue Farm in Confluence, PA August 10 – September 25, 2023. The exhibit features an intermedia installation intended to act as a visual meditation and memorial for the artist’s childhood friend who passed in July of 2021 at the age of 31, and as a memorial to their girlhood. It was only after she passed that the artist learned they both shared Scorpio Moons.
In astrology, the moon sign represents our subconscious, our dreams, and our emotional connections.
The installation includes a print series, digital projections, and audio filling the space is a sound mix of ocean waves captured from their favorite beach, dial up Internet, AOL Instant Messenger sounds, and her voicemail.
Leah Clare Michaels received a B.A. in History with a focus in Classics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2012 and a M.F.A. in Intermedia and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2019. She has produced documentary film, multi-media installation, and performance works rooted in historical research and in the space where social justice, art, and cultural exchange intersect.
Leah is an artist-in-residence at Tissue Farm Aug 7-13.
Tissue Farm is holding a reception to MEET THE ARTIST from 3-5pm on Saturday, August 12, 3-5pm.
CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP: In support of her exhibit, Leah Michaels is teaching a cyanotype workshop from 11am-1pm on Friday, August 11, at the Confluence Creative Arts Center
Cyanotype printing is one of the oldest forms of photographic printing processes. It uses UV light to create a cyan-blue image after treated paper is exposed to the sun. Workshop participants can bring flowers, lace, and other flat items that will be placed under glass for the process resulting in a unique cyanotype work of art. This is a partially-outdoor activity for all ages.
Preregistration is required for the workshop. The class fee is $15, and interested participants can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.