On view from October 28, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Friday, October 28, 2016, 5:00–8:00pm
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
ICA Gallery hours: Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thurs, 11:00am–7:00pm, Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm, (FFAW until 8:00pm)
Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director, MFA Studio Art / MFA Book Arts + Printmaking and Associate Professor at the University of the Arts. Anguish is a visceral portrait of isolation, desire and remorse. Removed from the shadows, a collection of international artists present a visual dialogue which is strikingly raw and at the surface of our emotional armature—one which we work diligently to prevent illuminating. Imposing presence of fear and loss compounded by images, which while beautiful are laden with sorrow, regret and despondency, and beckon the viewer to pause and reflect on the frailty of contemporary society. Artists include Janine Antoni, Nils Ericson, Louise Bourgeois, Anna Tsantir, Oscar Muñoz, Piper Shepard, Roberto Mannino, Rosemary Laing, Anders Krisar, Gail Deery, Jenny Holzer, Markus Hansen, Donna Smith, Carson Fox and Martha McDonald.