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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Homesick, photos by Christine Tran, opens Sat. June 12th, 7-9 pm

Please join us Saturday June 12th from 7-9 pm for the opening reception of Homesick, by Christine Tran

What motivates us to pick up and start over in new cities, jobs and communities? When do we decide that the prospect of a fresh beginning, however uncertain is worth leaving the comfort of familiarity behind? This series explores the state of the in-between: It explores the limbo between past and future loves, friends and communities; it is the place where homesickness lives.
Christine Tran’s collection of photographs convey the confusion of physically being in one place, while belonging socially and emotionally to another. The images are of people and places close to her, yet they are staged. Like the effects of distance and the daydream of home, the distinction between memory and reality is blurred, and her photographs exist as both fact and fiction.

Christine Tran lives and works in Seattle. She holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her series began as an exploration of nostalgia and longing during bouts of homesickness. Currently, her work continues through the examination of what happens when one comes back.

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