'Irrevocable Fragments' Explores Personal History as Life-Defining Experiences at Regional Arts Commission

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Throughout the course of our human lives, we increasingly become an amalgam of our memories and influences. All of our multifaceted experiences—even though over time they may be reduced to mere visual or emotional snippets—mold us into the people we become. Sometimes the influence is gentle, sometimes brutish. This theme is the basis for “Irrevocable Fragments,” opening Friday, Jan. 10 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission.

  Beyond the Journey, "Passion, In Love Together" Clavon Ambrose Wesley Courtesy of the Artist

Beyond the Journey, “Passion, In Love Together”
Clavon Ambrose Wesley
Courtesy of the artist

“Irrevocable Fragments” features the mixed media work and painting of Clayvon Ambrose Wesley, Byron Darnell Rogers, and David Dolak. “The exhibit will deal with the disintegration and re-integration of information we digest from places and people we come across in our lives,” says Rene Dimanche, who curated the exhibit. The artists explore their own lives and reveal how they themselves are defined by their complex histories.

By examining the works in “Irrevocable Fragments,” viewers may learn about their own “fragments” and gain personal insight into the process of personal development. Perhaps, if we understand what has influenced us—what has shaped us into mortals with good and bad and everything in between—we can more easily engineer positive change in our lives and become the people we wish to be. One must, after all, understand what makes an engine run before attempting to make it run more smoothly.

“Irrevocable Fragments” opens Friday, Jan. 10 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City. A gallery talk will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit and talk are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Regional Arts Commission website.

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