When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:00a -
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 5:00p

Where:
VanDernoot Gallery, University Hall, Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art

Event website:
http://www.lesley.edu/exhibit/absent

“Absent,” a new exhibit at Lesley University, focuses on the unsettling, even scary feeling experienced when someone or something is not in the usual place. This is the Uncannyists' third exhibit, inspired by Sigmund Freud’s treatise “The Uncanny,” which explores the moment when the familiar becomes uncomfortable and sometimes frightening.


In “Absent,” each of the artists addresses a personal interpretation of uncanny absence. Ben Sloat, the interim director of Lesley’s MFA in Visual Arts program, will present a video displayed through walls of black river stones. Kathleen O’Hara will display her installation “Ghostland,” pairing silhouettes of endangered and extinct species with those of immigrant workers. Jerry Mischak’s childhood hobby of making models will be realized in a five-foot model airplane alongside a collage painting of once famous people. Small paintings from Nick Miller’s series “Vessels” represent memorials to his dying mother and residents of the hospice where she spent her last days.


A reception will be held Thursday, May 11, 6-8 p.m.


Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 9-6; Thursday 9-8; Friday 9-6; Saturday, Sunday 12-5.

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