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|Love & Longing|
|Date||Saturday November 11|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios.|
"Now that my ladder’s gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.”—W. B. Yeats
"Love & Longing" shares descents into the unknown, artistic responses that perpetuate their own kind of fulfillment—“when the dark becomes another kind of lover” (John Tarrant). Through trying circumstances and a multiplicity of entanglements, the works in "Love & Longing" share a sensibility fraught with loss, and reactions layered over time.
The exhibition includes works that chip—or pound—away at the wall separating art and life—that challenge, complicate, intensify, confront, and grapple with engagement and connection. Drawing upon a wide range of media and conceptual strategies—from the unflinchingly serious to the deadpan, from one-on-one to participatory encounters—the artworks selected visually and aurally engage with unlikely, ungraspable hope, and a call for radical empathy and deepening relationships, in our own dark time.
Carissa Potter Carlson
Moir Clements (1924 - 2015)
Linda Mary Montano
Joel Daniel Phillips
Mark Stock (1951 - 2014) in collaboration with Gary Janis
The Welcome Project
And a curated video sampler by Mel Day in collaboration with Jaime Cortez, Nadav Assor, Michelle Wilson, Christopher Scott, and other guest artists
"Love & Longing" is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - all ages art activities hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception.