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Acquiescence and the Window of Tolerance
Monday, February 12 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chalk and Charcoal Drawings by Marelize Landman
February 12 to March 15. Mon-Fri. 10am-4pm.
Exhibition Launch: Friday, February 16, 6-8pm.
This collection tells the story of a pass the parcel process, a relay between victim, perpetrator, predator, and prey. The contagion of mistreatment where actions and words create symptoms that are hurting wounds of scarred self-worth, and tampered confidence.
It gives us a glimpse into the Window of Tolerance, where one can effectively cope with and manage your emotions.
The artist touches on themes of emotional regulation, resilience, trauma, anxiety and the triggers and glimmers of daily life.
A personal journey of stumble blocks and stepping stones. The fight, flight and freeze response as opposed to the ideal of Ventral Vagal Calm, by finding equilibrium and balance. The sheep features as a metaphor and expression of inner conflict and resolution.
Born in South Africa. Raised in suburbia. Arrived in Australia 12 years ago. Calls Margaret River home for the past six years.
Started mark making at an early age and had a firm pencil grip by age two.
Marelize studied Fine Arts at Stellenbosch, Fashion Design in Pretoria and worked as graphic-web-designer in Johannesburg.
For more than 40 years drawing has been her main event, where soulful animals feature throughout.
“I am both thrilled and honoured to show my works at The Heart.”Marelize Landman