Collection: Mosaics

 Step into the world of "Life Between the Cracks," an immersive art exhibition curated by the visionary artist Lu Ray. As you enter the gallery space, you're immediately drawn into a kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and emotions that reflect the complex tapestry of life itself. Lu Ray's journey as a professional artist began in the most unlikely of places: the cracked sidewalks and pothole-ridden streets of their hometown. As a public school teacher, they witnessed firsthand the neglect and decay that often characterized urban environments. Instead of turning away, Lu Ray embraced these cracks as opportunities for creative expression. They began filling these voids with vibrant art, transforming forgotten spaces into pockets of beauty and hope.
In "Life Between the Cracks," Lu Ray expands upon their earlier work, incorporating a diverse range of mediums including mosaics, paintings, and collages. The result is a series of images that are at once abstract and deeply evocative, exploring themes of violence and resilience through the lens of their own lived experience. The works reimagine brokenness as a source of strength & connection.
Central to Lu Ray's work is the use of mirrors, which invite the audience to reflect not only on the art itself but also on their own place within the narratives expressed. By confronting viewers with their own reflections, Lu Ray prompts them to consider how they contribute to the cycles of violence and resilience that shape our collective existence. Lu Ray reflects on how acts of violence have shaped who they are, yet they refuse to be defined by trauma alone. In a city where violence was all too often normalized, they struggled to come to terms with the brokenness of the world around them. Instead, they continue to make sense of the world through beauty, recreation, rebirth, and above all, compassion. "Life Between the Cracks" is not just an exhibition—it's a testament to the transformative power of art and the human spirit's capacity for resilience in the face of adversity.