FARMINGTON — “Slow Forward,” a selected retrospective of the work of Joan Rachaelsdaughter (Joan Braun) will be on exhibit March 10 through April 3 at the University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. An opening reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

Rachelsdaughter’s work reflects the collage aesthetic: “a layered, cumulative dialogic approach, particularly effective for political art which makes something of contradictions,” to Lucy Lippard, internationally recognized art critic, said in a UMF news release. Melding her early conservator experience with Medieval and Renaissance art at the Gardner Museum with the realities of her environment, it explores the mystery, suffering and glory of being while reflecting evolving cultural and political realities.

The exhibit also includes pieces from some of her larger installations: “Survival Clothes” and “Artist’s Theater,” created when Rachelsdaughter belonged to Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Art, in Philadelphia, and “Childhood,” a collaboration with poet Ruth Bookey created for the Belfast Poetry Festival.

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