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Preview, Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Homesickness: On Longing and Loss
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts and Letters, Department of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Program would like to invite you to engage with artist and North Central College Assistant Professor of Art, Whitney Sage this Thursday, September 28 at 6pm as she participates in a special Preview, Artist Talk, and Opening Reception with refreshments in conjunction with her Artspace Gallery Exhibition, Homesickness: On Longing and Loss. Homesickness: On Longing and Loss is on display now and will run through Saturday, December 2, 2023, in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada.
Whitney Sage earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Art Education and Painting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the Sam Fox School of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Her work, which includes practices of painting, drawing, sculpture, fibers and installation, has previously been featured in solo exhibitions at Buckham Gallery, Indiana University East, Pump House Arts Center, Workhouse Arts Center, Art Reach Mid-Michigan, ROY G BIV and Ripon College. A selection of Sage’s recent work has been featured in notable group exhibitions at UICA, the Painting Center, Superfront LA Gallery, the Lexington Art League, the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Kennedy Art Museum and the Dennos Museum Center. Sage has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Studios Midwest, AIR Studio Paducah, Wave Pool, Millimetre Press and Popp’s Packing. Her creative work has been featured in a number of publications including Manifest Gallery’s INDA 14, Refract Journal, Hour Detroit Magazine, WomanArts Quarterly Journal, Newfound Journal, Maake Magazine, and the Post-Industrial Complex catalog, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as a survey of makers in the Detroit area.
When discussing her work, Sage asserts, “Homesickness: On Longing and Loss, focuses its lens on the sprawling neighborhoods of Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan. Stylistically modeled after tintype photography, the work co-opts the visual iconography and traditions of landscape for its ability to reflect the larger cultural ideals and shifts of its time. Having grown up in suburban Detroit, I’ve witnessed first-hand the region’s bellwether relevance to the ways our nation’s post-industrial economy, geographic sprawl and affinity for consumption continues to leave behind communities in its wake. Through the depiction of failing or absent architecture, the works address the many challenges facing urban and rural communities nationwide: the availability of safe, affordable housing, the maintenance of stable and dense neighborhoods, and the disappearance of recognizable homeland and along with it, the erasure of communal and familial histories.”
The CSN Artspace Gallery is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.
More about Sage can be found on her website, http://whitneysage.com/