The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College presents “My sweet, sweet…,” an exhibition about love, desire and self reflection.
Exhibited artists include Larry Jens Anderson, Caroline Bullock, Jennifer Hartley, Ayodele Heath, Ashley Hope, s. andre keichian, Kate Kretz, Jillian Mcdonald, Forest McMullin, Jason Murphy, Karen Ann Myers, Karen Tauches, Constance Thalken, Joe Elias Tsambiras and Angela West.
“My sweet, sweet…” might be an impassioned whisper, penned to a dear one, cooed when kissing a baby or caressing a beloved pet, even uttered to a victim. It could be spoken from sentimental musings or saccharine sarcasm. Such words of desire may be reserved for fetishistic objects or passions, capitalistic ventures and ill–gotten gains.
Close your eyes and speak the words ‘my sweet, sweet….’ How does it feel? Do experiences flood your senses—tastes of childhood, smells from encounters, an image of your love, regrets? In closing your eyes are you comfortable, alone with the sweetness of your self?
In “My sweet, sweet…” private relationships and special connections are explored, posed in public venue to spark an open conversation. Artists were invited to consider the phrase or works were chosen that pull together a broad scope of perspectives on the subject. A wide variety of topics are touched on, from BDSM to hero worship, from untarnished recollections of the purity of familial love to our cultural obsession—our need—for ‘light sweet crude.’
Through March 13.
Feb. 14, 7 p.m. My Sweet Everythings: an evening of 3-minute performances.
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030