ENMESH

Joanna Pottle

BFA Capstone Exhibition

23 - 30 March, 2018

Weekend Opening: Saturday, March 24th 11am-1pm

Weekday Opening; Monday, March 26th + Artist Talk 6-7:30pm

Excerpt from ENMESH Press Release

This exhibition discloses the evolution and accumulation of Joanna’s studio work, with selected pieces shown created at various points during her academic career at James Madison University. Primarily a painter, Joanna also experiments with drawing and screenprinting, recently utilizing various mixed media approaches incorporating different combinations of the previously mentioned elements or more. The selected works were carefully chosen to foreshadow components of Joanna’s BFA Thesis Project, to be concluded December 2018, including methods of research, experimentation, medium, and content,

The term Enmesh embodies all of these ideas, in both medium and content. Enmesh is the cause to become entangled in something; intertwined, embedded, and ensnared. It also translates as involving (someone) in a difficult situation from which it is hard to escape.

Enmeshment specifically is also more generally designated as submerging and overwhelming codependent relationships where an unhealthy symbiosis is in existence.

Symbiosis is the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.