Hilary Tait Norod
“Are You Crazy with Me?”
Saturday, April 16th 2016 5:00pm – 9:00pm
At Jerome Street Studios
128 Jerome Street Medford MA
“Come and Rest Your Bones with Me”
Oil, Pastel, Charcoal, Graphite, Mica and Gold Leaf on Panel
48” x 72”
Jerome Street Studios is pleased to present “Are You Crazy with Me?” a solo exhibition of new work by Hilary Tait Norod. Please join us on Saturday, April 16th, from 5-9 p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist. Additional viewing available by appointment.
“Are You Crazy with Me” stems from an idea that has consistently haunted the canvases of Hilary Tait Norod. As her work parallels studies of the human mind, this series focuses more specifically on the theories behind the correlation between insanity and creativity. Edgar Allan Poe said it best when he said “Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” Norod presents a series of mixed media paintings that range from portraits of brilliant minds who have walked the line of insanity, such as Poe, to more abstract pieces of her own theories, experiences, and explorations.