ArtXchange Gallery presents, Due Belle Voci, a new exhibition of encaustic and mixed-media sculpture by Deborah Kapoor. At a time when we are physically separated, Kapoor’s series presents an intimate portrait of a family as seen through her role as a daughter, mother, and caretaker. Drawing strongly from Kapoor’s recent experiences caring for her ailing mother and raising a bi-cultural teenager, as well as sibling and other relationships, an intricate matrix of connections is formed. The title, which translates to two beautiful voices in Italian, references the exhibition’s underlying themes of music and family connection.
Kapoor’s work blends unconventional uses of encaustic (wax), found materials such as flowers and family garments, and mixed media including latex, acrylic, and video projection. The artworks, which often hover in the balance between strength and fragility, evoke the alternating tenderness and tension that is inherent in all manner of relationships – daughter to one, mother to another – and how those relationships shift and change over time.
COVID-19 Impacts: Currently, ArtXchange Gallery is open for business hours with social distancing procedures in place. Hours are subject to change in accordance to the needs of the community, please check our website for the most current information. For those who cannot view in person, Deborah Kapoor’s exhibition will be shared online via the ArtXchange website, as well as a series of illustrative videos and an exhibition catalog. We will not be participating in Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk until large gatherings are authorized by the City of Seattle. Instead, we will be hosting an “open house” on Saturday, August 1st from 1-5 PM, with the artist in attendance. Visitors will be invited to experience the exhibition, and Deborah Kapoor will be in the gallery to facilitate conversation and answer questions. We will be limiting admittance to 6 guests at a time, please make an appointment via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to guarantee your admittance at a specific time.
The gallery is open for visitors (masks and distancing required): Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5:30pm.