On October 9th, the WonderRoot Gallery hosted the opening reception for its new exhibition, (In)ter, a solo show by Divine Zamir.
Zamir is a bold and empathetic re-emerging artist that is quietly finding a place for herself at the artist table. Albeit a newcomer to the world of art as an abstract artist, she has lived her entire life as a performing artist until a year ago. On May 31st, 2014 while riding home from a friend’s house, she was struck by a car.
The accident left her with a broken knee that required two pins, two surgeries, several months of rehabilitation therapy, and a lot of quite time alone on the couch with her dog, healing and rebuilding the supporting muscles in her right leg.
Through the year, she found her voice as an abstract artists and was able to effectively articulate her pain and transformation not only as an artist, but also as a woman learning to trust again–wholly. She quickly recognized the power of this art form and began capturing her healing through it.
Divine has created a wonderfully telling and deeply inspiring body of work that is dedicated to the healing process, to the pins that support her knee, to the community who supported her body, to the family that supported her spirit, and to other women who are looking for support.
(In)ter will be on display in the WonderRoot Gallery until November 13th, and is accessible during open hours of the WonderRoot Community Arts Center.