Artwork by Mary Kercher
Curated by Groundswell Art
Originally from Italy, Kercher moved to Sacramento as a young adult, put down roots, raised a family, and became a painter. Kercher’s prints are reproductions of original paintings from her series titled Embracing the Unknown. The shapes, symbols and colors of these compositions work as complementary companion pieces to the nearby wood wall sculptures, with their deep wood frames also echoing the same aesthetic. The size of these prints was chosen in order to not compete with the wall sculptures and as a kind of visual target at the end of each hallway, drawing viewers forward for a closer look.