Home: Self, Spirit, Space
This exhibition includes the work of seventeen artists, including two adjunct professors at Clark, Kevin Frances and Jan Johnson. Jan Johnson will be engaged in a performance piece from noon-6:00 p.m. the day of the opening, January 25, and at various times throughout the show's run.
The artists come from all over New England and range in career from graduate student to well-established professional. In addition to Kevin Frances and Jan Johnson, those artists are: Joan Baldwin, Nina Bellucci, Joan Benotti, Jennifer Day, Jenna DeLuca, Matthew Dickey, Erin Diebboll, Gary Duehr, Kelly Anona Kerrigan, Carol McMahon, Evan Morse, Chelsea Revelle, Soha Saghazadeh, Brittany Severance, and Dawn Southworth. This show was juried, curated, and installed by students in "Problems of Practice" course, Gallery Culture & Practice. The show will be on display through February 26, and there will be a gallery talk with several of the exhibiting artists on Thursday, February 9, from noon-1:00 p.m.
To "feel at home" suggests a sense of belonging and comfort. But, of course, it is quite possible not to feel at home in one's actual domicile or physical location and the concept of home may feel elusive or precarious depending on life circumstances, geography, and politics. The artists in this exhibition offer various perspectives on this universal longing for "home" — the quest for a sense of safety, peace, acceptance, and well-being. Some of the work confronts issues of displacement and loss, while other pieces depict the simple pleasures of domestic life and the careful construction of personal space. The potency of everyday objects and the memories they trigger are also a focus of investigation and a few of the artists play on sentimental associations of home. Though the stories are often personal, the themes are universal.
Monday-Thursday 9.00 a.m.–9.00 p.m.
Friday 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Saturday 12.00 p.m.–4.00 p.m.
Sunday 12.00 p.m.–9.00 p.m.
After April 30th the gallery will be open Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm Open Commencement Weekend - May 17th, 12pm-5pm & 18th 10am-5pm
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