Wire Grief GirlsSad Thrills
Installation and prints by Sofia Mena-Bell
2018 Mills College Book Art & Creative Writing MFA Exhibition

Novelist Ursula K. Le Guin writes of suffering, “if instead of fearing it and running from it, one could…get through it, go beyond it. I believe that the reality — the truth that I recognize in suffering as I don’t in comfort and happiness — that the reality of pain is not pain. If you can get through it. If you can endure it all the way.”

Sad Thrills delves into the dreaming of suffering, the imagination of grieving. What does it look like when one tries to get through it? What becomes if one can endure it all the way? With sad toys, soft gestures, hard truths, and a little bit of Christmas, Sofia Mena-Bell attempts to reveal the pathway to the something beyond suffering.

Opening Reception:
November 9, 6-8pm
food and beverages provided

Closing Reception:
November 23, 6-8p,
performances included

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 9-5pm

Slide Space 123
located on the campus of Mills College in the Jane Baerwald Aron Art Center
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
wheelchair accessible

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