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Solastalgia - Opening Reception

Dedee Shattuck Gallery
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The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is pleased to present Solastalgia, an exhibition presenting the work of textile artists: Miyuki Akai Cook, Carrie Dickason, Natalie Miebach, Kristin Pesola, Myra Serrins, Jenine Shereos, Jodi Stevens, Ann Wessmann, and Meredith Woolnough.

Solastalgia, a term which combines “solace” and “pain”, is defined as, “the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault . . . a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at ‘home.’ ” (Glenn Albrecht, 2007). That juxtaposition – our attachment to the beauty and comfort of a known place with a sense of anticipated/observed/concurrent loss – generates appreciation and anxiety. Will the trill and thrum of the natural world be altered, silenced, replaced? What is transience, relative to our human observations?

All receptions are FREE and open to the public