The Framemaker will present work by art historian and photographer Laura Golobish as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on September 5. An opening reception will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. The exhibit, entitled “Breathe and Decay,” will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of September during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Laura Golobish earned an Master of Arts in art history at the University of Georgia in 2010, and is currently an instructor in the art department at Austin Peay State University. Her most recent art and research has considered the body in the context of a variety of philosophical and religious structures.
“Humans possess an incredible capacity to analyze and adapt to our circumstances. We interpret the past, contemplate the present, discern favorable experiences from the unfavorable, and try to synthesize the future. We cling to stability. In spite of our best efforts, millennia of evolution show us that impermanence is the only constant. As people with overscheduled, stressed lives we tend to forget this, and develop imbalances.” – Laura Golobish
Golobish began practicing yoga two years ago with hopes of improving my flexibility and balance. Those elements have improved… slowly. Before she noticed any of those benefits, the practice offered her an interesting perspective.
Yoga guides the practitioner through a series of asanas, or poses, with the intent to synchronize breath with motion. This task requires one to focus on an involuntary function that people typically ignore. After countless reminders, it becomes easier to focus on breath. The more she trusted the stability of my body, the more she was able to relax and notice microscopic changes in the way my body could stretch. Some poses aren’t physically difficult but prove challenging nonetheless. Many practices close with savasana, or corpse pose, in which the practitioner relaxes into a state of stillness resembling death. In savasana, there is a surrender that must take place to create the space to relax.
Laura Golobish is an art historian and photographer. She earned an M.A. in art history at the University of Georgia in 2010, and is currently an instructor in the art department at Austin Peay. Recently her art and research has considered the body in the context of a variety of philosophical and religious structures.
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.