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March 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

Amber Hawk Swanson explores the interplay between repulsion, desire, and surrender. She relies on spatial and temporal relationships inherent in ritualized settings such as weddings, rollerskating rinks, and American-football tailgating parties. Each of her selected scenarios evokes nostalgia and camaraderie in spaces where the human impulses of curiosity, longing, hostility, and self-assessment are magnified. By inserting a sexually available silicone replica of herself into these already charged environments, the possibility of peril often interrupts allegiance to the social codes of each space.

Hawk Swanson holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Studio Arts, 2006) and is a recipient of a 2015 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Community Engagement Grant and a 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant.


March 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Osher Hall, Maine College of Art & Design, 2nd Floor
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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