How to become lost

How to become lost

Group show curated by Leslie BarlowEvent Website

Opening
Thu Feb 21st, 2019 7PM - 9PM CST
Showing
Feb 21st - Apr 20th
Discussion with the Artists
Thu Apr 4th 5:30PM CST
Waiting Room @ Gallery 71
7141 France Av S
Edina ( map )


Featuring the art of Sayge Carroll, Meg Murphy, Lamar Peterson, Jacob Aaron Schroeder, and Maggie Thompson

How to become lost is an exploration into the ways artists escape into the content and method of their work as a means to process, heal, and liberate–and to get closer to a truth about life in ways that cannot necessarily be seen or framed through ordinary language or experience. 

This exhibition invites you to be transported into the complexity and humanity of each artists’ work and world, but also poses the question of why and what motivates someone to create: asking viewers to consider the tensions of making work in a painful, traumatic, accelerated and angering climate while holding desire for artwork to be slow, pleasurable, and meaningful. 

Is this process futile? Are we allowed to enjoy our work? What privileges come with escapism? How important is it, or detrimental? How do we reclaim our space, our work, our joy?

IC: 'There is really no difference between art and prayer,' Jacob Aaron Schroeder



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