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The exhibition, curated by MFA Low Residency alumni Cynthia Zeman (MFA ‘20) and Kevin Long (MFA ‘19) is on view from January 14 - March 5, 2023.
The work in this exhibit explores the burden of loss – broadly defined through a wide range of tools and techniques – and opens a space for investigation, discovery, and healing. The artists in this show have various ways of preserving, recreating, and cataloging the absences, losses, and experiences that weigh on them: the longing for post-pandemic normalcy, the absence of intimacy, the recollection of good times, and the persistence of complicated emotions. These longings drive the creative process. Some of these artists express anxiety about reentering the world; others clinically catalog absence and loss. Here we see lifelines to a present that recognizes the cyclical nature of events, reframes priorities, and forges new patterns. Reflection and forward movement are expressed through a variety of media; the viewer can glimpse a body, a place, or an object that simultaneously evokes nostalgia and suggests a different future.
In addition to the February First Friday opening, a closing reception will be held on Friday, March 3, featuring a live musical performance by Nina and Laura Ganci (MFA ‘18 Fine Arts Low Residency) of Echoes.
Gallery Hours: 11am - 6pm Wednesday - Saturday // 11am-4pm Sunday
Image Details (L-R): Taryn Pizza, Whip Lash (Behr P150-6), 2022, interior house paint and graphite on paper, 14" x 11" | Kevin Long, Untitled, 2017, Monotype, 14" x 11"
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