Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 12:38 am by M. in ,    No comments
A very interesting exhibition taking place in Atlanta:
Jane Eyre and Emancipation: twelve responses
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1123 Zonolite Rd NE, Suite 20A Floataway Building, Atlanta, GA
January 25 - February 29, 2020
Wed - Sat 11am to 5pm
Hannah Adair, Rose Baron, Cynthia Farnell, Raymond Goins, Judy Henson, Rachel Ibarra, Guy Mendes, Sharon Shapiro, Hannah Tarr, Lisa Tuttle, Nancy VanDevender, and Orion Wertz

In January, Poem 88 is pleased to present Jane Eyre and Emancipation: a selection of responses from artists Hannah Adair, Rose Baron, Cynthia Farnell, Raymond Goins, Judy Henson, Rachel Ibarra, Guy Mendes, Sharon Shapiro, Hannah Tarr, Lisa Tuttle, Nancy VanDevender, and Orion Wertz. Published in 1847 at the beginning of the Victorian era, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre was experimental for its time encompassing proto-feminist ideas, commentary on class and status, a reverie for the English landscape, and most importantly, commentary on the strictures of social convention and romantic love.
Evocatively named locales, like the Lowood School, Thornfield Hall, and Ferndean, provide a backdrop for Jane’s quest for freedom - from her mistreatment by the Reed family, from the misapplication of religion at Lowood School, from the limits of her position as governess of Thornfield Hall, from the inequality between her and Rochester, and finally from St. John Rivers who compels her to marry him.
In fleeing Thornfield Hall and subsequently returning, Jane Eyre remakes her life on her own terms. She returns self-possessed free from the limits that had previously defined her life.
Artists’ works include photography, painting, and works on paper inspired by specific passages and themes in the novel.
Much more information can be found on ArtsAtl.



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