May 2017

Learning To Be Lost: by Andrea McKenna 
It’s always been challenging for me to describe my work. I’ve always disliked using words like emotional and atmospheric and yet it becomes an accurate description.
I would like to think it’s also a transformation. A healing process that is also an evolution of my previous work.
My original ideas for this show took a sharp turn from where I started. The last five months have been very difficult, trying to cope with the sudden loss of someone who was very important in my life.
“Learning to be Lost” started out as an internal journey of sorts but what it became couldn’t be more literal to the title. Grief is a funny thing. You never know how it will effect you from day to day. I try to be honest with myself about what I’m doing and try to keep it as organic as possible.