Dancers Among Us: Photographs by Jordan Matter
opens October 17!
The creepy, the unnerving, the very sense that
some presence lurks nearby – all connote the
“Gothic” encompasses dark romanticism. At Victorian
Glenview, the ebonized wood in the Library
shows this same romanticism in high Victorian
ornamentation, as does its exterior tower and
narrow, slit windows.
The Victorians projected their deep
emotions, tragic or romantic, in a “Cult of
Mourning.” Sending their loss outwards, they
wore clothes made of black crepe for years after
a loss, created jewelry made from the hair of
deceased loved ones, and covered their mirrors.
Today the Victorian interiors of Glenview
are the ideal setting for six contemporary works
by artists from Yonkers’ YOHO Artists Studios.
They have created art, visual and auditory,
that ruminates on the idea of death, and, more
universally, on the enduring link between loss
and the experience of being human.