Winter holidays, especially Hanukkah, are celebrations of light and warmth coming back into the world. Around these holidays there are many events that gather friends and family together in a celebration of coming out of the darkness and to embrace the miracle of light.
This work brings together the ideas of family, togetherness, and the miracle of light. Home spaces are always special places, but even more so in the dark and cold of winter, when even the most mundane is miraculous and extraordinary.
Explore Halfway through the Dark with artists Christian Meade and Nathaniel Wyrick at the West End Museum on
Friday, December 11, 2015
FREE, pre-register here.
Local artists Christian Meade and Nathaniel Wyrick will discuss the thought process that led them to the Halfway through the Dark concept and their process creating the installation. They will engage attendees, answering questions about the work, its symbolism related to Hanukkah, and the themes of darkness and light in the winter season.
“Winter holidays, especially Hanukkah, are celebrations of light and warmth with many events that gather family and friends together,” said Meade. “The work Nathaniel and I have created for 8 Nights, 8 Windows integrates these ideas of family, togetherness and embracing the miracle of light in the midst of darkness.”
About the Artists
Christian Meade received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2014, where he concentrated in sculpture, found object installation, and drawing. He earned his BA in Art and Art History with Honors from Dickinson College in 2008. Meade is the recipient of the Chan Sculpture award from SMFA and a recent fellow at the Mildred’s Lane Complex(ity). Learn more at christianmeade.com.
Nathaniel Wyrick is a 2014 graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University MFA program and a co-founder of the Petrichor Performance Collective. He has exhibited and performed throughout the US, most recently at the Piano Craft Gallery and Mobius in Cambridge, MA. He is the recipient of a grant through the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and a Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship award from the SMFA. He is currently working as an Admissions Counselor for the Museum School. Learn more at nathanielwyrick.com.