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Ebbing Flow

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A storefront installation by Montserrat College of Art Students.

On view at the Peabody Essex Museum
181 Essex Street, Salem, MA

May 5 through Fall 2024

Opening reception on May 5 from 5–7pm.

Created by:

Kirsten Andersen, Jude Arnott, Jay Granniss, Shane Halleran, and Relena LaBoy

Show statement: Throughout Salem’s history, its reliance on the nearby ocean led to the initial artistic interest in creating an environment inseparable from its history and natural influences. This diptych is focused on domestic life, faux sterility and aged but comforting living quarters after its immersion with the sea. With the ever-increasing landscape of natural disasters such as hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, and floods, the question of home as separate from shelter and the level of removal from the natural world in modern design remains somewhat ironic. Salem is an iconic area in the history of seaside New England and recent housing practices have led to a clear discrepancy of where the inside ends and the outside begins.

Ebbing Flow storefront installation