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Pandora Art Exhibit (third party event)

single-calendar 25 Nov 2017 - 11 Dec 2017

D R A F T Poster

PANDORA: DR. RON CLAVIER’S NEW ARTWORK
OFFERS A HUMANISTIC CHALLENGE TO CULTURAL MISOGYNY


Pandora was Greek mythology’s the first mortal woman. Created by male gods, she lived
with her husband in a paradisiac setting. One day, Pandora was presented with a box,
which she was forbidden to open under any circumstances. But she did open the
infamous box; and in so doing, it is written that she unwittingly unleashed sorrow and
misfortune for humanity. Told this way, the Pandora myth portrays women as weak and
impulsive troublemakers. Niagara psychologist and artist Dr. Ron Clavier strongly
disputes this degrading characterization, and casts Pandora in the light of the women that
have influenced him most.


“My wife, my mother, my sisters, my daughters and my female colleagues and friends are
strong, intelligent and courageous. Assuming that Pandora herself was such a woman, I
asked myself why she would have opened the box. When the answer came to me, I knew I
had to re-invent the myth on canvas.”


The result is Clavier’s exhibition of 20 original oil paintings, collectively entitled
PANDORA, which offers a new, egalitarian interpretation of events.
http://ronclavier.com/studio/pandora/

Where: Niagara Artists' Centre

354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

For more information, call: 905-641-0331

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