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Artist Talks and Opening Reception: Now & There

Friday, March 22, 5:00 PM
Location:
Gallery 400
400 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607

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MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Join us in celebrating the opening of the first of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Now & There. The artists will present their work from 5-8pm with a reception to follow.

Now & There features the work of Leticia Bernaus, Stella Brown, Daniel Carroll, Malte Stiehl, and Tamara Becerra Valdez. With close attention to the connection between place and identity, each artist examines the overt complexities ever present in memory, whether collective or personal, actual or imagined. Memory, often considered a mercurial human function, is one that wavers and is ever-changing. Although fluid in nature and multi-layered, memory follows specific and real paths, shaping our understanding of ourselves and one another. Likewise, nostalgia remains in constant flux, susceptible to the analysis of remembering and forgetting, unaware of its successive distortions, vulnerable to manipulation, predisposed to being long dormant and periodically revived. Through their unique practices, the artists in Now & There negotiate memory, and as an extension- nostalgia, as a site to explore untold, unseen or forgotten histories.