Memento Mori: Remember Your Mortality

MEMENTO MORI: REMEMBER YOUR MORTALITY

October 15–October 30, 2011

In Groves Gallery

Throughout history, artists have used symbols such as skulls, decaying flowers and clocks to reference death and the fleeting nature of earthly life. This juried exhibition explores concepts surrounding mortality, life, renewal, inner darkness, and cultural and historical understandings of death.

Organized in conjunction with the Art After Dark Death event on October 28, this two week exhibition is a visual complement to its dark tableaux of programming. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase that translates to “remember your mortality,” and was intended to inspire artists to meditate on their feelings about death and what becomes of us all.