final prepping for opening this Saturday night at the G Gallery
Feet of shadows trudge this space of absence
exhibition of new works by Kathy Kelley opens
June 6, 2009, 6 pm until 9 pm
show closes June 22, 2009
301 E 11th St
Houston, TX 77008
they cling; they live inside me; they stay; they repeat as infinite do-loops; they become my own voice; they tell me who i am; they tell me what i have done; they tell me i am the destroyer; they tell me i will be destroyed; there is no hope in these words. remnant tubes, baling wire, rebar, cinder blocks, chair, belts, various mallets, 2009.
why is the chair yellow; cascading with ribbon like belts? why is a ribbon placed around a tree yellow? that is why. but i could not make anyone welcome me for i was no longer welcome.
"Welcoming Home :: How do we welcome home our lost brothers and sisters? By running out to them, embracing them, and kissing them. By clothing them with the best clothes we have and making them our honored guests. By offering them the best food and inviting friends and family for a party. And, most important of all, by not asking for excuses or explanations, only showing our immense joy that they are with us again. (See Luke 15:20-24).
That is being perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. It is forgiving from the heart without a trace of self-righteousness, recrimination, or even curiosity. The past is wiped out. What counts is the here and now, where all that fills our hearts is gratitude for the homecoming of our brothers and sisters."
These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's Bread for the Journey.