A Terrible Grace – Reincarnated Waste
We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking art exhibit featuring the works of Linda Erzinger and Jerry Davis. Through their unique creative processes with recycled and repurposed objects, the artists explore the concept of reincarnated “waste” and its impact on our environment and society.
Erzinger’s work draws upon her fascination with mass consumerism and waste, using discarded materials to create works that highlight the consumerist nature of our culture and its disregard for the environment. By addressing social and economic situations, her pieces reflect a broader picture of our American society.
Davis, a local artist, poet, and repurposer, has created a diverse range of commissioned works across the United States. His work is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and the spirit of the human heart.
Together, Erzinger and Davis present a powerful exhibit that challenges our relationship with waste and the environment. Their work highlights the importance of recycling and repurposing. It encourages us to think creatively about how we can reduce our impact on the environment and how embracing recycling and repurposing can reshape our world and our souls. We invite you to experience this unique and thought-provoking exhibit and explore the transformative power of repurposed and recycled art.
Runs from April 21st – June 2nd
Mon, Wed -11am – 2pm Fri 4pm-7pm
Place: Mary Anderson Center Gallery
Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality
Mary Anderson Center Gallery
101 St. Anthony Dr.
Mount Saint Francis, IN 47146
Meet The Artist
Linda Erzinger holds a Bachelor Degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a Masters in Expressive Therapies from U of L. Years of work as an Art Therapist reflect in her connection with community involved processes. Erzinger’s previous work in construction and theater lay the foundation for creating installations and assemblages.
Erzinger has earned top prizes in many group shows, most notably a Merit award from the Huntsville Art Museum biannual Red Clay Survey. Solo shows include Spalding University, Billy Hertz Gallery, Swanson Contemporary and the Art Sanctuary. In 2018 she participated in The Art of Goodwill residency program. In 2022 she traveled to Australia for a residency at the BigCi. As the current president of the ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors group she advocates for the advancement of women in the arts. Erzinger recently represented Kentucky in the national Her Flag project.
Jerry Davis has come full-circle in his life. (In many ways, re-purposing has been the dominant metaphor in Jerry’s life.) Growing up in a large family in the Floyds Knobs Catholic community, his first paying job at age 14 was working at Mt. St. Francis Minor Seminary.
Jerry graduated from Floyd Central High School in 1979 and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. He held jobs in marketing and sales for various companies before returning to Louisville to work at the Louisville Courier-Journal for 10 years in sales and marketing. During this time Jerry was gradually building up a portfolio of his own art work.
He began to refocus his artistic endeavors in re-purposing and re-using materials after working for Waste Management, where he witnessed first-hand the challenges our country and planet faces with the exponential growth of waste, as well as the growing awareness of recycling. His later work with a janitorial service whose owner was committed to using environmentally-friendly products as well as utilizing environmentally friendly techniques, only confirmed for Jerry his need and his desire to create art that would fit into this ethos. What really kicked his art career into high gear was a life and death battle that he had with a rare cancer in 2016. During this battle, Jerry began producing art and crafts at a prolific pace. (He currently has commissioned works in various businesses and homes in Louisville, Indianapolis, New York, Miami, Houston, Salt Lake City, and Des Moines.)
Jerry resides in Floyds Knobs with his wife of 33 years, and they enjoy their lives with their daughter, who teaches in the Indianapolis area and lives with their loved grand-dog, Luna!
Jerry continues to show No Evidence of Disease (NED) in his regular medical check ups. His art is a fitting witness to his greatest work of art: his re-purposed life.