Casting Off: an Opening and a Closing. 7-10 pm 1065 Paiute Way, Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702.
Come celebrate this opening and closing of a body of work by ME! This work chronicles the year long journey of healing from breast cancer. Everyone is faced with unfathomably painful events during their lifetime and this body of work looks at how I moved through the fear, the pain and the grief of having cancer to find the gift on the other side.
My narrative paintings tell the story of different moments where instead of collapsing into myself I opened up to what needed to be expressed and got busy with my canvas, paint and brushes. This body of work has never been viewed in its entirety in one space so this evening represents both an opening and a closing of this journey and this work.
There will be an Opening Ceremony by local artist, Julia Junkins to set the soulful intention for the evening at 7pm followed by music, cocktails, food and interactive surprises.
I believe my work is especially poignant when you consider that I am a retired Marine Corps Captain who served a tour in Fallujah Iraq in 2006. Military women are 20 – 40% more likely to get breast cancer than their civilian counterparts. Just saying.
Artist Statement from Katariina:
Katariina Agnes Fagering is a midwife of possibilities, collector of sacred stories, and a motorcycle-riding warrior for truth, beauty and above all things- love. Her paintings explore that ethereal world that is often experienced on a subconscious level, reaching into your memories and pulling out something that can’t always be articulated right away. Mystical animals, women and ancient symbols appear on the canvas often even surprising Katariina. She believes firmly that every painting she paints is painted for another and just needs to find its match, because this happens over and over again.
She lives here in Bend with her family.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/339302846418457/
Dearest Katariina –
I am so sad to miss this amazing gathering and show. Will the show remain up beyond the party? I would so love to see these images up close and personal.
Sending you love and hoping we can connect for tea while I am in town.
On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM, gypsy love cafe wrote:
> Katariina Fagering posted: ” Casting Off: an Opening and a Closing. 7-10 > pm 1065 Paiute Way, Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. Come celebrate this opening > and closing of a body of work by ME! This work chronicles the year long > journey of healing from breast cancer. Everyone is faced with” >
Rainey, Your best bet will be to come before for a preview! Unless you have left already. Then that would be sad. But the paintings that haven’t sold will be here and you can come see them.
Big luscious love,