THURS 10.17.19 | 6pm | 21c Bentonville | Free and open to the public
The evening starts with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by opening remarks by Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites and a special presentation by featured artist, Naomi Safran-Hon at 7pm.
About the Exhibition:
Refuge explores the contemporary human condition through depictions of needing, seeking, and creating shelter. Ranging from paintings and photographs to model trains and boats, these multi-media artworks combine realism and fantasy, the mythical and the mundane, in images and objects that highlight our shared vulnerability.
About the artist:
Naomi Safran-Hon uses private spaces and everyday objects to address the fragility of human experience and the complex nature of home. Destruction—both intentional, at the hands of the artist, and incidental, as the result of time and desertion—recasts notions of geopolitical conflict, nostalgia, and the personal struggle to find one’s place in the world, both physical and psychological. Safran-Hon received her MFA from Yale University and her BA from Brandeis University. She is currently a visiting professor at Swarthmore College.