How I Got Over

With Eris Eady

Poetry
The [email protected] presents “How I Got Over” by Eris Eady. A visual art installation, poetry performance, and artist meet and greet on Friday Nov. 18, 2022
VIP reception 6PM $25 includes beverages, artist one-on-one and a poetry and musical performance.
Performance only at 7PM $15
Saturday Gallery Hours 11 AM-5PM with 2PM artist talk (Free Admission)
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Eady’s first gallery exhibition is the story of how vulnerability is a journey of doing and undoing. It’s an altar of honor – for having survived every last of their worst days.
In How I Got Over, Eris reflects on the treacherous work of mending and restoring yourself even when it feels counterproductive.
“SHAME GREETS ME AT THE DOOR OF MY HEALING. THIS FREQUENT VISITOR REMINDS ME OF WHAT I SHOULD BE, HOW I SHOULD BE, WHERE I SHOULD BE…
I WELCOME SHAME IN SERVICE OF DISMISSING IT.” – ERIS EADY
After surviving Covid-19 three times, Eris was left persistently disabled, enduring episodes that spike her heart rate and cause painful surges throughout the extremities, migraines, fatigue, breathing trouble, and an often debilitating sensitivity to light and sound. Eris lives life with neurological tremors that feel the way television static looks and sounds. These somatic reminders render medical professionals useless as there is no remedy, reason, or research of Long COVID.
Compounding this condition with heartbreak, PTSD, childhood sexual assault wounds, and the effects of watching the political tide shift to alienate their rights, everything feels impossibly weary for Eris. They exist in a body equally foreign and familiar, having to find new ways of being and new pathways of self-love and adoration. Throughout the pandemic, she had to trust that she was still an artist even when her hands couldn’t grip an ink pen.
The response to it all is How I Got Over. This immersive healing exhibit combines digital and mixed media, ekphrastic poetry, storytelling, and . . . mirrors.

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