Loren Siems: Enter Me
- Sat, Mar 11, 2023 - Sat, May 27, 2023 9am - 5pm
- Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 6pm - 8pm Artist Reception
TANK Space1824 Spring Street
Sawyer Yards and TANK Space at Spring Street Studios is proud to announce Enter Me, an installation by Houston-based artist Loren Siems.
Enter Me, is an installation by artist Loren Siems that speaks to the female experience and healing. This state, country and world has been in disarray these past few years, and these works create a safe environment that evokes a sense of reflection, compassion, understanding, and rebirth/new growth. The installation is a space created by a woman with gendered symbols such as a door framed interior room painting, Enter Me, and large-scale bunny tent-like sculpture, Big Bunny. Enter Me presents memories and traumas from growing up; old wounds stitched up to heal and create a better self. Big Bunny evokes a child’s blanket fort and an object of comfort that takes on feminine emotive states. Healing and growth is a way to move forward with a sense of reflection, respect for the past, and minds for changing/improving the future.
Loren Siems was born 1982 in Louisiana, USA native, who after almost a decade living in New York City moved her artistic practice to Houston, TX USA. Siems graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2005, and received her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth 2008. Siems has continuously exhibited for over fifteen years. She has shown globally at Envoy Enterprises in New York, NY, Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, LA, and the Siena Arts Institute in Italy, among others. Siems was included in the first edition of Starry Nights Program, Artist’s to Look Out For, and is listed in the Rutgers University, Institute for Women in Art, Momentum Directory. In 2018, she was awarded Artist in Residence at Takt Kunstprojektaum in Berlin, Germany. Siems focuses on developing her professional practice by exploring feminism, body politics, and metaphor as a visual diary.
The reception for the artist will take place April 15, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm