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