During the closure of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey due to the ongoing health crisis, we’re working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is one such effort, which we’re playfully calling Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around their studio or highlighting works in progress.
For this installment we hear from Sally Helmi, an interdisciplinary artist residing and practicing in Newark, NJ. Her work is an extension of her nursing practice and she often mines that background to help create an artistic strategy that assesses, speculates, intervenes, rationalizes, and evaluates. Her work aims to soothe, comfort, and extend softness into the eerie while illustrating the dynamic relationship between sickness and health through textural and visual language.
For more about the artist, visit her website here.