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In recognition of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, Wrong Brain presents new mixed-media work by Phoenix Mayet in a show entitled Individuation. The work on display explores the artist’s recovery from bipolar disorder. Individuation is a transformative process which results in the integration of the psyche and the recognition of one’s authentic self. Phoenix has created works, including photographs, drawings and collages, that address her journey from sufferer to survivor.
Recent work including photographs, drawings, and collages
October 6 – October 29, 2017
Wrong Brain Headquarters
1 Washington St. Suite 459, Dover, NH
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 2017 4-8 pm
Wrong Brain is pleased to announce Individuation, recent mixed media work by NH artist Phoenix Mayet, will be on display at their Headquarters in the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH. The exhibition will consist of a selection of work from the artist made over the last 2 years concentrating on healing the psyche in the wake of mental illness. The show is timed to coincide with National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2-8, 2017.
Borrowing the language of Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology, Phoenix Mayet explores the construction of the integrated self, a process known as Individuation. Having suffered the unsettling states of mania and depression, as well as the altering effects of the medications used to treat her bipolar disorder, Mayet embarked on a journey to discover her authentic self, distinct from illness and trauma. The work presented in Individuation can be grouped together into the four main themes associated with the artist’s continued recovery: psychiatric medications, talk therapy, self-care, and introspection. The works to be shown include photographs, drawings, and collages. In many cases, Mayet creates small sculptures or constructions which are photographed and then dismantled, leaving the image as the only document.
About the artist: Phoenix Mayet is a conceptual artist, feminist, and social activist whose work addresses issues related to gender, trauma, and personal identity. She holds degrees from Cornell University and UNH. She maintains a fine art studio at the Washington St. Mill in Dover, NH.
About Wrong Brain: Our mission is To provide a venue and outlet for unconventional, under-represented and emerging artists, writers and musicians in the Seacoast, NH area through publications, multimedia events, open markets, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and community projects.
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