“Perfect Imperfection” — now on view at the River Garden
Our current exhibit at the Gallery at the Garden, “Perfect Imperfection,” features works by photographers Liz LaVorgna and Shanta L.E. It’s on view at our headquarters , the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. The exhibit is open until the end of September and is in partnership with the Women’s Freedom Center and the Arts Council of Windham County.
Perfect Imperfection is a collaborative photography and creative writing project by Liz LaVorgna & Shanta L.E. Perfect Imperfection is a window to emotion presenting what people feel is imperfect about themselves emotionally or physically. It’s about discovery, a journey and acceptance.
This project is an invitation to the community to accept and embrace their imperfections through photographs and story. Our visual and written stories include emotionally charged topics like abandonment and domestic violence as well as physical issues including varying degrees of body shame. In a society that relies on PhotoShop and other techniques to present individuals as perfect we are facing more pressure than ever before to become what we are not.
The exhibit will encourage dialogue about imperfections and how we can work to embrace them. Perfection is a universal issue that everyone strives for and suffers from. Perceived imperfection is like heavy armor. We carry it around every day and we think it protects us. In reality it shields the world out and keeps us from fully accepting and embracing ourselves. Just as things are not negative or positive, they ARE. We ARE.
Perfect Imperfection is an exhibit, an event and a movement.
Also, look for Liz LaVorgna at the River Garden’s Brown Bag Lunch Event on September 17th from 12-1pm! Everyone is welcome.