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Opening: Theories in Shamanic Healing in paint and sound by Matthew Pony Proctor and Jenny Moon Tucker

left: In Room 1 - Jenny Moon Tucker oil on canvas; right: Crow Dance Upon Ghost Wash Once - Matthew Pony Payroll Bones Proctor, oil and pastel on paper

left: In Room 1 - Jenny Moon Tucker oil on canvas; right: Crow Dance Upon Ghost Wash Once - Matthew Pony Payroll Bones Proctor, oil and pastel on paper

Theories in Shamanic Healing in paint and sound by Matthew Pony Proctor and Jenny Moon Tucker, July 8-29 Rhizome DC USA.

Opening - July 8 9-11 PM
featuring performances by Matthew Payroll Pony Bones, Jenny Moon Tucker, and Dan Conrad. And artist talks by Matthew Payroll Pony Bones and Jenny Moon Tucker

Presenting visual works by Matthew Payroll Pony Bones and Jenny Moon Tucker

Listening and hearing - What are we up against? What is work? What do we do with every day's waves of turbulence, and what do we do with experiences of trauma?

Exploring the habits and paths of learning secret languages, navigating ever-evolving creative spheres, comfort and discomfort, control, passivity, and action. Meeting characters of the subconscious, are they guides? Are they mirrors? How do we let them help us be strong and transmuting in our relationship with the forces of oppression and violence?

Born and raised in Northwest Georgia, Appalachia, Matthew Pony Payroll Bones has almost spent three decades in the alchemical manifestations of the arts as a painter, poet, musician and songwriter. He currently lives in Baltimore, MD.

The work he presents in this exhibition reveals three journeys of the so-called pilgrim’s process. The paintings demonstrate the eternal momentous moments that pursue the exit gates of the purgatorial kingdoms. These are simultaneous ritualistic excavations; the archaeology of the present.

Matthew’s work conveys visual orientations from the haunted crossroads and the foggy riverbanks where two rivers converge to form a third river. There is a mystery. There is a mystery where the ghost is the soul and the soul is the ghost. Everything seems to duel.

Duality collapses upon itself to arise again phoenix….where the sky is crimson. Where the sky has wings itself and strives to take flight.

Presented are works on glass, paper, and canvas.

View his blog and notes on the artistic process at: ponybonesoutsiderpoeticsnmusic.blogspot.com

Jenny Moon Tucker is a musician and painter in Baltimore MD. With a background in writing and and improvised-freeform-spontaneous music, she uses painting and visualization to further develop and understand creative processes and states.

Tucker seeks to suspend judgement and explore trust in order to transcend our limitations imposed by self and society. As a Sound Explorer she utilizes an ever changing palette of sound-vision elucidators, including percussion, tape, reeds, strings, voice, and electronics. She was a participant in the 2016 High Zero festival, playing saxophones. She has performed and recorded music in Pony Moon and Twilight Memories of the Three Suns, as well as collaborating with members of the Creative Music Workshop Players, and Eyedrum's Invent Room Pop Improv series in Atlanta GA.

The paintings she presents here are influenced by dreams and exploring the spaces that the creative process dwells in and travels though. In order to come to fruition, her paintings utilize automatic and spontaneous generation, meditation techniques, and explorations of ecstatic union with the universe. Using mixed media including oil and acrylic paint, sand, char, menstrual blood and hair, the scenes and characters provide a window into another simultaneous space.