ALICE LEORA BRIGGS – Opening Reception
Alice Leora Briggs explores death and violence at the battered borderlands of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico through intricate sgraffito drawings and woodcut prints. While her focus on this particular subject matter began with her Border Art Residency near Juárez in 2008, Briggs’ preoccupation with death and our emotional response to tragic events is deep rooted. When Briggs was just seven years old, she witnessed her brother fall to his death in Grand Teton National Park. While the event itself was a horrific experience for young Briggs, it was the silence that followed that shaped her experience and subconsciously directed her artistic focus toward death and tragedy.