Where is your safe haven? How do you define your personal space? The work of 16 artists exploring the concepts of safe havens, personal space, and comfort zones was be the focus of the exhibit (un)COMFORT(able) ZONE: Reflections on Home, Hearth, Memory and Loss at the Castle Gallery from Dec. 6, 2011, to Feb. 19, 2012.
The terms “safe haven,” “personal space,” and “comfort zones” evoke feelings of peace and calm because they are connected to home, family, kinship, and recurring tradition. Yet this type of mental conditioning also causes a person to create and operate false boundaries, producing an unfounded sense of security. Because this personal territory is not infallible at times, it can and will be breached thus creating the “uncomfortable zone.” Whether this removal of sanctuary is voluntary or involuntary, the lingering effects are immediately apparent.
The exhibit, curated by Jennifer Zazo, will feature work by the following artists: Marisa Aragona, Micah Bozeman, Maria Buyondo, George Ferrandi, Aubrey Hays, Dorie Klein, Ellie Krakow, Alison Moritsugu, Allison Maletz, David McQueen, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, H. Mikael Tarkela, André Trenier, Jane Lillian Vance, Madeline Wilson and Rona Yefman.
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
- Film screening, “The Human Experience” : Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Castle Gallery
- Film screening, shorts by George Ferrandi, Byron Goto, Maria Buyondo and others: Wednesday, Fe. 8, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Castle Gallery
- Artists panel with Ellie Krakow, Allison Maletz and David McQueen: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. in Romita Auditorium
- Film screening, “The Human Experience”: Sunday, Feb.y 19, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. in Romita Auditorium