Sometimes a project comes along that really hits home for us. The Popup Studio’s OurSELF exhibit at The Everhart Museum truly speaks to us in how it explores the difficulties of perception and mental illness. The exhibition is open through April 29th, and we can’t recommend it enough.
OurSELF is a site-specific visual exhibition created by Scranton’s Pop Up Studio that seeks to create empathy and open dialogue about mental health through a thoughtful, interactive, art installation. The viewer is taken on a journey through a series of emotional and sensory experiences. Visitors are invited to move through each gallery and allow the installation to challenge their understanding of their environment and their ability to control it.
We were honored to work with the Pop-Up studio to create branding and collateral pieces to help spread the word on their visionary exhibit and mental health awareness in general.
Museum goers can also pay a visit to the lower-level gallery to discover another component to the mental health discussion: HerSELF, the art of Amy Kiser. Amy found her voice as an artist and a survivor through a series of paintings and lithographic prints. Kiser’s work is reflective of powerful and traumatic life experiences which she conveyed through the use of color washes and line work that create overlapping layers onto her subject matter. The result is often haunting. These emotional depictions, most often of women and animals, were a source of power for Kiser and offer us insight into HerSELF.
Check out these powerful interactive experiences before the exhibit concludes its run on Monday, April 29!
Throughout the week things get hectic. There are plenty of deadlines to meet and new projects to start. Keeping ourselves creatively fueled is one of the hardest, and most important aspects of any job in the creative industry. Work pulls from your creative inkwell, and you have to make sure to keep it filled. Let’s take a look at what Posture’s team has been using to keep themselves inspired and creatively active.
Pixar’s recent movie is about a boy whose family forbids music in their household. The story follows him and his dog as they trek through otherworldly dimensions to get permission from deceased family so that he can play music again. Pixar weaves a carefully constructed story with beautifully rendered characters, worlds, and creatures to give the viewer an immersive glimpse into other cultures and the age-old themes of family and tradition. All of that is great and all, but we really loved it cause it gave us a good cry, and who doesn’t need one of those once in awhile?
Doug’s Book: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
I’m really getting into the second season of Netflix’s series “Glow” this week. The bright colors on both the clothing and in neon combined with the larger-than-life hairstyles and classic 80’s tunes definitely engulfs you in nostalgia. But I’m also pulling a lot of inspiration from the nostalgia, playing with some brighter color palettes and enjoying some great throwback jams while at work. I may have been born at the tail-end of the 80’s, but I still friggin’ love them. <3
I love creepy movies and books, and this one sets a high bar that a ton of other series take from. It’s your classic end-of-the-world situation: the government accidentally releases a “superflu” that quickly devastates a majority of the world. As the book progresses, groups form and need to compete for survival. The twist is Stephen King’s unique character creation and development. You find yourself sympathizing with them when you least expect it.