Journey Around My Room

On from View: March 3 - April 9, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 5–8PM
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design
ICA Gallery hours:
Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thursday, 11:00am–7:00pm

Journey Around My Room presents the work of seven artists who work in photography, painting, and textile to explore the intimacy of interior spaces.  

In 1794, French writer Xavier De Maistre wrote A Journey Around My Room. In playful ruminations about his bedroom, De Maistre articulated details of his daily passage with excitement and attentiveness, revitalizing his vision for the everyday, and constructing place through joyful attention. 

Taking a cue from De Maistre’s detailed treatise, the exhibition Journey Around My Room proposes that the act of articulating one’s space – be it home or studio, real or invented – is not only an act of attention to the everyday and the construction of place, but also an act of self-construction. Journey Around My Room, curated by Julie Poitras Santos, presents the work of seven artists who characteristically turn their attention to the interior spaces of home and studio, carefully crafting representations of these places of making and self-invention. 

Artists in the exhibition include: Gideon Bok, Oona Brangam-Snell, Henri Paul Broyard, Anne Buckwalter, Merik Goma, and Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber

Featured image: Merik Goma, As I Wait, Untitled 1, #1 of 5, Digital C-Print, 30 x 60 in