An odyssey isn’t just an average trip, but a chaotic journey of twists and turns. The guide of Laurie Fader’s odysseys is a Vestal Virgin, an ancient Roman priestess dedicated to the goddess Vesta. “My Vestal Virgin,” Fader said, “evolved on large canvases as a kind of heroic figure embarking on odysseys relating to loss of freedom, uncontrollable climate change and fear. Current events resonate and subliminally determine epic journeys, such as traveling with immigrants across a desert in a ‘rat truck,’ or racing through a hurricane, [or children] being irreparably separated from their parents at the Mexican/US border.” The closing reception is Friday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
THROUGH JAN. 11Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art