Lydia Street Gallery presents Jacqueline May and Jana Swec: "Elemental Mind" opening reception
As a prelude to Austin’s SXSW music festival, Lydia Street Gallery will celebrate artists Jacqueline May and Jana Swec, who happen to also be musicians with the Austin-based Psych Rock band. This event is a fundraiser for The SIMS Foundation.
There are many parallels between May and Swec. Both seek connection to something deeper, whether it is through shamanic practice or finding truths in nature to feel less alone in struggle. May uses outright symbols, mathematics, and language while Swec uses landscapes as the symbols themselves. May plays with materials: oil, encaustic, collage, and more recently mosaic in a happy marriage. Swec simply uses acrylic like the master painter she is, creating sweeping vistas that do well more than remind the viewer of their own insignificance. We are just the lucky bystanders who get to soak it all up, feel the feelings without all the labor.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until April 15.