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Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death.
New York October 27 – November 03, 2018

The Loss of the Known

Hosted by

Caitlin O'Brien

Friday, November 02

7:00pm-10:00pm

Through painting and printmaking, visual artist, Caitlin O'Brien, explores intimate relationships between transition, love, loss, and the challenges they face.

O'Brien's personal identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community has informed the content of her work and shaped her personal reality. O'Brien has watched many friends, peers, and lovers bury the gender identity they were raised to be, and blossom into the person they are today. While this transition is critical and necessary, it often feels like a loss to parents and friends, as well as lovers. This body of work explores the tension surrounding transition, and how the 'death' and mourning of one identity, create an anxious birth to another.

Type:

Visual Art