Home: Loving It, Losing It, Leaving It
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Having a house and home is part of the American dream. Currently, more people are losing their homes than any other time since the Great Depression, and Michigan has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Add to this the crises of homelessness and natural disasters that sweep away whole communities, and we see a population in distress. For migrant communities, often less visible and sometimes here illegally, moving from one temporary space to another takes a continuous toll. Yet we are a nation of immigrants who never give up the urge and the courage to move on.
What does it mean to families, children, women and men to lose their physical surroundings? What are the emotional consequences of being cut adrift? Home is often considered the “woman’s domain”. What does it feel like to lose that center of control, often a woman’s work of a lifetime? Is there a freedom in leaving everything behind?
This juried exhibition will be at the UM Duderstadt Gallery in May 2009. The prospectus with full details is available at http://www.lesliesobel.com.
Please email homeshowATlesliesobel.com with any questions. The show is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and the UM Dept of Urban Planning.