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Don’t Go

Julia Dickens

August 9, 2013 - September 6, 2013

Essay by Exhibition Essay

August 9th to September 6th, 2013

Artists Involved:
Julia Dickens

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Don’t Go is part of an ongoing process involving Dickens’ attempts to face a specific fear formed from both personal experience and observations of changes within her community due to gentrification. The spaces we consider homes, both physically and emotionally, are constantly subject to upheaval and displacement, often unwanted. In this work, the phrase “Never Leave” becomes a simultaneously affectionate and threatening plea, based in a desperate desire to halt the linear trajectory of time, from which the loss of what we cherish the most will inevitably ensue.