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Love & Longing Mark Clintberg, Not over you, 2014-2017, Offset poster multiple, 18" x 24"

"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.

Participating Artists:

Efren Ave
Carissa Potter Carlson
Moir Clements (1924-2015) and Mel Day
Mark Clintberg
Miriam Dym
Jonn Herschend
Chris Komater
Kija Lucas
Linda Mary Montano
Jillian McDonald
Peggy Phelan
Joel Daniel Phillips
Dario Robletto
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