Events

Third Friday Opening for ANTI-NOSTALGIA

ANTI-NOSTALGIA, curated by Olivia Huntley & elin o’Hara slavick, is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists will explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive. ANTI-NOSTALGIA investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality.
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Workshop with Michael Keaveny: “Transforming the Photographic”

In conjunction with the exhibit, ANTI-NOSTALGIA.

Anti-Nostalgia is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive; and alternative and interventionist narratives. A photograph provides both a historical and unattainable reality. Anti-Nostalgia investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality. Theorists argue that nostalgia can be a form of fascism – a longing for a glorified past that leads us down an authoritarian path. Anti-Nostalgia is a topical and critical approach to our current global situation, an attempt to draw attention to the way we read, feel, understand and use imagery in the name of ideology and personal whim.

Opening Reception for ANTI-NOSTALGIA

ANTI-NOSTALGIA, curated by Olivia Huntley & elin o’Hara slavick, is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists will explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive. ANTI-NOSTALGIA investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality.
Curator websites:

ANTI-NOSTALGIA

ANTI-NOSTALGIA, curated by Olivia Huntley & elin o’Hara slavick, is a group exhibition of artists invited to create works utilizing found photographs. Artists will explore: our relationship to the photograph as an object; memories and sentimentality; history and the familial; the vernacular and the archive. ANTI-NOSTALGIA investigates how our attraction to and/or repulsion by found photographs does not come from nostalgia, but comes from a desire to confirm, deny and transform a reality.
Curator websites:
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 7-9:30pm
Workshop, “Transforming the Photographic” with Michael Keaveny :Sunday October 7, 2-4 pm
Panel discussion/gallery talk with curators Olivia Huntley and elin o’Hara slavick and local artists in the exhibition : Sunday October 21, 2-4pm