ArtStreet at University of Dayton

January 13, 2014 - February 10, 2014 Created specifically for ArtStreet, this exhibition from Ohio artist Amy Kollar Anderson includes paintings and an interactive station designed to encourage the viewer to explore empathy for others. The work is inspired by the study of mirror neurons, the birthplace of empathy, and how they connect us to the actions and feelings of others. Any moment of empathy, where someone takes one small action to decrease violence, is a green dot in our community. Let's come together, through the power of empathy and our human connection, to stop violence. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery. Opening Reception: Tuesday January 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Contact: ArtStreet Cost: Free See: http://www.udayton.edu/artstreet/gallery

In the center of the room, you can see the white work station.

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow

Here are a few of them, but you can see all of the paintings HERE.

Here are a few of them, but you can see all of the paintings HERE.

On both sides of the room, are the “face” panels. On these panels I have painted the faces of many people who have touched my life; family, coworkers, friends, etc. The concept of the show is connecting with people through empathy. When you are not connected to a person through empathy, they are the “others.” In my work these "others" are represented by blank pebbles.

On both sides of the room, are the “face” panels. On these panels I have painted the faces of many people who have touched my life; family, coworkers, friends, etc. The concept of the show is connecting with people through empathy. When you are not connected to a person through empathy, they are the “others.” In my work these "others" are represented by blank pebbles.

The painted faces fade into pebbles and the pebbles transform into cork pebbles on the floor that extend out towards the center station.

The painted faces fade into pebbles and the pebbles transform into cork pebbles on the floor that extend out towards the center station.

There are two of these paths, they are about 20” wide and 6-7 feet long. Yes, I an insane and hand cut all of those pebbles from sheets of cork. Then I created sheets of duck tape and attached the pebbles to it for easier installation and portability.

There are two of these paths, they are about 20” wide and 6-7 feet long. Yes, I an insane and hand cut all of those pebbles from sheets of cork. Then I created sheets of duck tape and attached the pebbles to it for easier installation and portability.

Along the back wall are six new paintings created for the installation.

Along the back wall are six new paintings created for the installation.

Respiration, acrylic on canvas, 38" x 38"

Respiration, acrylic on canvas, 38" x 38"

Scattered, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 22" x 22"

Scattered, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 22" x 22"

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow