Where We Once Were

Where We Once Were


Kit Abate
Where We Once Were
August 18th – September 10th, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, August 18th 6-10pm

Craigslist is an interesting microcosm of humanity. On the same site in which you can rent an apartment, sell puppies, or find a job, one can anonymously profess the loss of an opportunity, a “Missed Connection”. These transitory posts only last for 45 days before being purged from the system. Even before that can transpire, posts are buried in a deluge of similar feeling.

Interspersed within the chronicles of “girl you looked so good in blue booty shorts at Walmart”, there exists a distinctive subset of these missed connections. Rather than being extollations to a stranger, they are directed toward specific individuals. These text posts read like short stories. Contained within all the dramas of humanity play out. Sadness over a broken heart. Anger at an unfaithful lover. Friendships that have drifted apart. And of course, unrequited love.

Along with these intimate declarations are attached maps. Specific locational points chosen by the individuals who wrote them. Following these maps to their end enabled finding connections through photography. To that feeling, to that individual, to the universality of connection and loss.

Eye Lounge Gallery is located at 419 E Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. The gallery is open Fridays from 6 -10 pm, Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays from 11am-3pm, and during MADE gift shop hours.

The exhibition will run from August 18th through September 10th, 2017. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, August 18th from 6 – 10 pm and be in the gallery for First Friday on September 1st, 2017, during regular eye lounge hours and by appointment.

For more information, contact Kit Abate at http://www.thekitabate.com, or www.eyelounge.com