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MEMENTO MORI: REMEMBER YOUR MORTALITY

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Throughout history artists have used symbols such as skulls, decaying flowers and clocks to reference death and the fleeting nature of earthly life. This juried exhibition explores concepts surrounding mortality, life, renewal, inner darkness, and cultural and historical understandings of death. Organized in conjunction with Art After Dark Death on October 28, this special two-week exhibition is a visual complement to its dark tableaux of programming. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that translates to “remember your mortality,” and was intended to inspire artists to meditate on their understanding of death and what becomes of us all. The exhibition will be on view in the Groves Gallery October 15-30, 2011 and will feature artwork in a variety of media from painting and photography to sculpture and fiber art from over fifteen regional artists.

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