In Asylum: A BFA Thesis Exhibition by Rachel Carlson

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December 3—December 6, 2013

Augusta Savage Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

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Free admission
Rachel Carlson

In Asylum is a Thesis Exhibition by BFA candidate Rachel Carlson. In this body of work—mainly paintings—the inner conflicts of the self are explored—specifically when relating to the conscious or subconscious psychological defense mechanisms. Such mechanisms are built to protect us from the emotionally damaging effects of life. Yet at the same time, they can trap us, causing us to inflict further harm on ourselves. The question thus becomes why we, as humans, require such barriers if they cause more destruction than benefits? 

The show opens on December 3 and runs through December 6 at the Augusta Savage Gallery, which is located on the UMass Amherst Campus. An opening reception will be held on December 3 from 5 to 7 pm. 

Gallery hours are from 1-7 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 1-5 pm on Wednesday through Friday.


*This program was made possible in part by a grant from the UMass Arts Council.


The Augusta Savage Gallery is located in New Africa House. Click here for directions.

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