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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Solastalgia, an MFA Thesis Exhibition at Clemson University's Lee Gallery, features MFA Candidates Deighton Abrams and Haley Floyd

Solastalgia, Haley Floyd (L), Deighton Abrams (R), installation view.

Lee Hall, Lee Gallery, 1-101 323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Ceramics by Deighton Abrams • Photographs by Haley Floyd
Oct. 31–Nov. 11

M–Th • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Lee Gallery

CLEMSON – “Solastalgia,” an exhibition by Clemson Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates, Deighton Abrams and Haley Floyd is on view until Nov. 11. On Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to a reception with artist talks beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Visual Arts – Lee Gallery.  

Through the sculptural work of ceramist Deighton Abrams and photographs by Haley Floyd, “Solastalgia” explores the physical, psychological, and emotional relationship between the environment and human identity. Connected to the concepts of solace and desolation, solastalgia is used by environmental philosophers to describe the human distress associated with environmental sickness regarding home. Both artists reflect on this relationship through their personal experiences of home.

This exhibit showcases a culmination of research in which students go through a series of critiques as a MFA candidate, helping build a body of work of the students’ choosing.

The Center for Visual Arts - Lee Gallery at Clemson University will be open for this exhibit 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. It is located in 1-101 Lee Hall, 323 Fernow St. 

The exhibition, artist talks and reception are free to the public because of the generous support given to the Center for Visual Arts. For more information about exhibitions in the Lee Gallery, as well as other Center for Visual Arts galleries and venues, visit www.clemson.edu/cva.

Reception • Nov. 11, 6–8 p.m.
Artist Talk • Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m.

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