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Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread

Mira lehr: tracing the red thread

Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread

September 6, 2018 – November 4, 2018


Artist Reception Thursday, September 13, 2018

In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will pay homage to the metaphor of navigating through complex systems found in nature in search of personal insight. A site-specific marine rope will wind through the main gallery transposing a pattern of mangrove roots into a vertical cathedral-like structure that culminates in the center. Traces of the marine rope will be included in the exterior galleries as a sort of “Ariadne’s thread” that guides the viewer and connects the labyrinth to other works in the show. The mangrove structure will engage the general public in the meditative experience of walking a labyrinth while bringing attention to the fact that these native trees are at risk. Overall this exhibition will reflect on nature’s beauty and themes of personal discovery, while promoting a sense of reverence toward our environment.

 

 


Programs

INTO THE SWAMP: EXPLORING TRACING THE RED THREAD WITH MIRA LEHR AND ELEANOR HEARTNEY

Saturday, September 15 | 12:30pm

This guided walkthrough of the exhibition with artist Mira Lehr and curator Eleanor Heartney will explore the themes of the exhibition and the artist’s process.

Free with museum admission.

 

CORAL CITY SCREENING AND Q&A WITH CORAL MORPHOLOGIC

Wednesday, October 3 | 7pm

Coral Morphologic was founded in 2007 by marine biologist, Colin Foord and musician, J.D. McKay. Together the duo combines art and science to create captivating coral macro-videography that explores and documents aquaculture and specifically Miami’s corals. Visitors will enjoyed a screening of Coral City (2015) followed by Q&A session.

Free with museum admission.

 

ART IN PRACTICE: DEMONSTRATION BY MIRA LEHR AND CATALOGUE SIGNING

Wednesday, October 17 | 7pm

Artist Mira Lehr will discuss her new exhibition and offer the visitors an exclusive look into her process. The artist will be available to sign copies of her new exhibition catalog on sale at the MOCA Shop.

Free with museum admission.

 

CREATIVE ARTS 4 KIDS: MIRA LEHR

Saturday, November 3 | 2pm

Children will create artwork inspired by the exhibition, exploring nature and the environment. Ages 6-12.

$12 per MOCA member

$16 per non member

 

MOCA GUIDED TOURS

 

Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing The Red Thread select Saturdays at 12pm.

September 29, October 13, October 27

Free with museum admission.

 

 


 

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