Compère Collective will open its doors to Our Stories: Patterns & What We Inherit, an art exhibition by Alexandra Jamieson. For her first solo show, Alexandra Jamieson found inspiration in trauma healing therapies like EMDR, as well as scientific research into epigenetic inheritance, and the basic building blocks of human life, nucleotides. Patterns of healing, epigenetic trauma, and intergenerational expressions of hope, addiction, mental health crises, and loss are explored in this robust series of watercolors and mixed-media paintings. Her exhibition will be opening in September to honor Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
“The watercolor patterns and abstract paintings in “Our Stories” are made with simple paint, water, and brushes on paper, but the inspiration is much more complex. I hope “Our Stories” can help people who have experienced trauma, mental health crises, suicide, or addiction in their family or life to see the work feel accepted, less alone, and even find healing or relief. I feel passionate that every human deserves compassion and respect, and that art can transmit those things in a visceral, non-verbal way.”…..Alexandra Jamieson
About the artist ~ Alexandra Jamieson is a New York City-based watercolor and multimedia artist whose paintings have earned acclaim for their blend of natural and urban elements. Alex’s work has been featured in galleries across the US, including The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, the Kunstraum Gallery in New York City, The Clio Art Fair, and won a Merit Award in the Art Room Gallery Open Show 2020. Alexandra was awarded a City Artist Corp grant in 2021, and curated the Pride Arts Exhibition, Small Works of Hope, and Exchanging Visions group art exhibition.
Her work as an author and documentary filmmaker has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Good Morning America, CNN, USA Today, and more.
Jamieson designs a gallery space in Brooklyn’s historic Red Hook neighborhood, as a center of healing for the communities impacted by overlapping natural and human disasters. The exhibition also includes Jamieson’s first soundwork, a recording of breathing techniques, which visitors can listen to with headphones as they view specific works inspired by self-soothing techniques.
10% of sales will be donated to Good Shepard Services, a non-profit organization serving local communities of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Our Stories: Patterns & What We Inherit, an art exhibition by Alexandra Jamieson, will be on view September 17 at Compère Collective, 351 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn. An Opening Reception will take place on September 16th from 7-10pm. RSVP tickets required.