august, 2020

27aug(aug 27)12:00 am21oct(oct 21)11:59 pmEvent CancelledKnow NeedAdrienne ShishkoAssemblage Art Space

Time

August 27 (Thursday) 12:00 am - October 21 (Wednesday) 11:59 pm

Location

Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

Event Details

Facing the reality of climate change can bring up so much terror and guilt that the people with the resources to create a solution are informed, but paralyzed. How do we awaken people to these urgent concerns without losing them to hopelessness? Fear shuts us down and drives us away. I aim to create an energizing reprieve from this darkness; a space that draws people in and asks them to be joyous creators instead of soulless consumers.

The textiles I use in my sculptures and wall hangings are primarily recycled, gleaned from my community. The sheer volume of material I have access to is harrowing; the clothing industry is a major contributor to physical pollution, and fast fashion is compelling proof of how this insidiously toxic mindset begets overt destruction. The work builds awareness by forcing us to consider what happens after we buy things we don’t need, but it doesn’t punish or shame the audience. Instead, it embodies a solution; the pieces are whimsical characters who reclaim and transform trash. Each one alone is expressive and inviting; all together, they make an immersive and evocative world with more room for hope than despair. This exhibition is a way for art to stimulate problem solving in the community. If you’re given permission to laugh when the world is falling apart, you have that much more mental energy to change your own habits. If you have this experience in a public space, like an art gallery, you have the opportunity to connect with people about creative solutions and collective action.

Organizer

FPACE: info@fortpointarts.org | T: 617-423-4299 70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

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