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Exhibition Dates: September 6 - October 19, 2011

Opening Reception: September 8, 5 - 8pm


When we dwell, we seek refuge in the comforts allowed by shelter. Likewise, we may also dwell in the comforts of a protected recollection. We struggle to fabricate and penetrate these dwellings. In this exhibition thirteen artists explore dual-conceptions of what it means to ‘dwell’ by surveying the access, preservation and reconstruction of retrospective narrative, alongside the ingrained presence of the domicile.

Artists: Heather Boaz, Olga Chernysheva, Stephanie Del Monte, Emily Hunt, Ginny Huo, Erica Leohner, Nina Mayer, Inga Moren, Anna Katherine Peters, Carrie Schneider, Jutta Strohmaier, Austin Swearengin and Brandy Watts.

Curated by Pat Elifritz, B.A., Art History, 2012

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