Opening Thursday, October 18th, at 6Pm
On view through Friday, October 19th
Maria Dimanshtein and Gallery 214 at Northern Illinois University present What A Long Night It Has Been — a national group show addressing the theme of the dark times in our lives. 21 artists working in a variety of media, based in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York, talk about broken relationships, loss, fear of death, suffering of the body and the meaning or meaninglessness of life.
Contrary to our wishes or intentions, sometimes we find ourselves in a place of turmoil. Overwhelming and prolonged presence of dark emotions can make us lose a sense of self, become disoriented, disconnected from the rest of the world. While we are within that experience it might be hard to imagine feeling differently. Therefore a time like this can be like a never-ending night.
A complete press release with the detailed description of the show is attached to this email and can also be found at the following link: http://www.mariadimanshtein.com/2012/10/what-long-night-it-has-been-press.html
Participating artists include: Ashley Barreda, Bogumil Bronkowski, Natalie Brulc, Ryan Burns, Maria Dimanshtein, Juan Fernandez, William Fillmore, Emily Franklin, Mary Hinzen, Natasha Holmes, Jeremiah Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Jason Judd, Anna Miller, Liz Nielsen, Leah Bedrosian Peterson, Tessa Shackelford, Amelia Spinney, Sara Willadsen, Anne Yafi, Gwendolyn Zabicki.