Obelleiro exhibit extended through Oct. 30 – Private viewings available by appointment

HANCOCK — The Rita Obelleiro exhibit Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? has been extended through the end of the month. Email gallery@finlandia.edu for a private viewing.

Obelleiro’s work, made during the recent lockdown in the late night hours after putting her child to sleep, makes visual the profound and transformative nature of change where the personal meets the seismic social and cultural challenges of our time.

Her work reflects the intimate bond of mother and child, and portrays that encompassing relationship in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matters movement. Her piece, Family Pods, reflects on how we seek companionship and connection all while maintaining six feet of separation. Memories of Touch makes us long for the days of hugging friends with affection and love, and George Floyd and his Mother memorializes Floyd’s final words as he called to his deceased Mother.

Rita Crocker Obelleiro received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MAT from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Dinan (France), London (UK), Medellin (Colombia), Mendoza (Argentina), New York City, Philadelphia, and Seoul (South Korea).

Who Am I Without Her, Who is She Without Us? will be on display at the Finlandia University Gallery through Oct. 30.

The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center, 435 Quincy Street, Hancock. Gallery viewing is by appointment. Please call 906-487-7500 or email gallery@finlandia.edu to arrange a private viewing.

Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting finlandia.edu/universitygallery.


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