Customs and beliefs, habits and ways. They drive the figures, even make up the very stuff of being. visual artist Thea Quiachon, however, asks: how do we begin to rid ourselves of these things we never even realized we were picking up, accumulating, bearing along the way? When did we decide they were good or bad?

"To Raise A Soul" is the question and quest that preoccupies the artist in and out of her practice, perhaps not unlike many others who come to realize the need to unlearn to grow up.