May 1-May 29
Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, Michigan.
Reception: May 6, 6-9 p.m. & May 19, 7-9 p.m.
Hatch Art presents “Mnemosyne,” an exhibition of mixed media myth-inspired paintings by Detroit artist Linden from May 1- May 29, with a reception on Friday, May 6. Three new works and a retrospective of paintings comprise an ongoing exploration of myths reinterpreted in cityscapes.
The Reception on Friday, May 6 is from 6-9pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist and enjoy an assortment of refreshing hors d'oeuvres, as well as the delicious offerings for sale at Cafe 1923. St. Zita will be performing, their sublime see-saw melodies from a sweetly somber viola meander atop the chiming percussive plucks of an oblong-iron-board-looking Chinese zither laced with 20-some-odd tinny toned strings.
As spring is a time of revival, "Mnemosyne" celebrates an imagined return of old mythologies to modern cityscapes. Named in honor of the forgotten goddess of time and memory, Mnemosyne, the series is a tribute to what these figures represented and contemplates those spirits present in our culture. Characters from lore, including Egyptian, Greek, and Native American, fly amongst the skyscrapers and drift through streets. These paintings celebrate the wonder of renewal, transformation, the endurance of mystery, and the hellish challenges endured.