Opening Reception: Boundaries | Jacob Hessler + Richard Blanco

  • Date: February 17, 2018
  • Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Location: Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland

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Saturday, February 17, 5-7pm
Free and open to the public

Join us for the opening of the exhibition, Boundaries, a collaborative project between Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler.

Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity, among many others; they challenge the physical, imagined, and psychological dividing lines—both historic and current—that shadow America and perpetuate an us vs. them mindset by inciting irrational fears, hate, and prejudice.

In contrast to the current narrowing definition of an America with very clear-cut boundaries, Blanco and Hessler cross and erase borders. As artists, they tear down barriers to understanding by pushing boundaries and exposing them for what they truly are—fabrications for the sake of manifesting power and oppression pitted against our hopes of indeed becoming a boundary-less nation in a boundary-less world.


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