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I Dread to Think... (@ the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts)

  • The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts 551 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

"I  Dread to Think..."

Exhibition Dates : 
January 13 - March 19, 2017

Artists' Reception : 
Friday, January 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Q&A with Artist Susanna Hertrich and Curator Liz Blum:
Saturday, January 14, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
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Open Air Artist Workshop:
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM

The Mills Gallery Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

Boston, MA – The Boston Center for the Arts presents I Dread to Think… at the Mills Gallery January 13 through March 19, 2017. In the new Mills Gallery exhibition I Dread To Think…, curator Liz Blum integrates varied reflections on the ambiguous, multifarious emotions and feelings surrounding the state of fear, highlighting aspects of inner paranoia and anxiety as well as pointing to external influences—from political inducements, erosions of privacy and the persuasive media loop that seems to nurture our feeling of being unsafe.

Curated by Liz Blum, an independent curator and artist working in Massachusetts. The 13 artists selected for this show include Amy Archambault, Ingrid Burrington, Molly Dilworth, Sandra Erbacher, Will Gill, Susanna Hertrich, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Steve Locke, Nicole Maloof, Lauren McCarthy, Lucas Pope, Alex Preston and Tabitha Soren.

I Dread To Think… hopes the viewer will consider their own state of mind regarding the psyche of fear. While our current media culture bombards us with news of possible doom and imminent threats, we also manifest a climate of personal insecurities on a deeply private level. The conceptual nature of fear and the unsettling ways in which we sense or react to it are fluctuating entities; they can mean different things to different people. In raising the question, “What if?” the exhibition seeks to give voice to living in an anxious age where we know not what to expect.

I Dread to Think… will be exhibited at the Mills Gallery from January 13 through March 19, 2017. Please join us for one of our free public programs including the Opening Reception on Friday, January 13, at 6pm; Q&A with artist Susanna Hertrich and curator Liz Blum, 3pm on Saturday, January 14; Open Air Artist workshop at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 9.

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