Exhibit Now Open to the Public
Submitted on January 22, 2019
The Cochenour Gallery in the Ensor Learning Resource Center at Georgetown College is exhibiting works by Mia Cinelli through February 23. Home Again Home Again, as the exhibit is named, may be viewed during the hours of noon to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. The exhibit is open to the public. An Opening Reception and Artist Talk is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Of her current exhibit, Cinelli states “Now, more than ever, I feel there is a collective nostalgia, an overwhelming desire to “go back” to a time we perceive as comfortable or safe. I feel the first step in moving forward is acknowledging this pang of desire and grappling with the loss of something which will never be again.
The architecture of our lives sets the stage for the experiences for which we want to return. Nostos (homecoming) and Algos (pain), the Greek words at the root of Nostalgia, speak to the overwhelming desire to go home— and the consequential real¬ization that we cannot. Engaging with the archetypal form of a house as a metaphor for home, I aim to explore the physical man¬ifestations of yearning. As emotionally functional objects, these sculptures serve as objects to address, alleviate, or activate our longing in a series of four categories: inaccessible spaces, impossible spaces, irreplaceable spaces, and insatiable spaces.”
Mia Cinelli is an artist and designer; she graduated with her BFA in Graphic Communication from Northern Michigan University and earned an MFA in Art + Design from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. After serving as an Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Defiance College for three years, she became a new Assistant Professor of Art Studio and Digital Design at The University of Kentucky in the School of Art & Visual Studies in the fall of 2017.
The Ensor Learning Resource Center is located on the main Georgetown College campus near the intersection of South Mulberry and East College Streets.