Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reader's Art 12: Aileen Bassis

Reader's Art 12 : Longing for Home  Aileen Bassis:

"In 2006 I discovered that my mother was developing dementia.  It was a devastating and overwhelming shock.  The person that I knew my entire life was dissolving before me.  As an artist, I make work about subjects that disturb and concern me and so I made art about mom and indirectly, me.  All of the texts are from my conversations with her.  Since I made this work, my father has passed away, and mom is now in assisted living.  I visit often and listen to her rambling words and mourn the loss of the person she used to be.  I no longer make art about her. "

Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home
March 16-April 26, 2012
opening reception, Friday, March 16, 7-10pm

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