Burns art show addresses concept of grief

“On Longing,” featuring work by Frank Rapant ’07 that addresses the grieving process “from a faithless standpoint,” is on view at the Burns Art Atrium Gallery in the Visual Arts building Sept. 23-Dec. 24.
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Burns art show addresses concept of grief


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“On Longing,” featuring work by Frank Rapant ’07 that addresses the grieving process “from a faithless standpoint,” is on view at the Burns Art Atrium Gallery in the Visual Arts building Sept. 23-Dec. 24.

Rapant is the College’s photography lab technician and Schaffer Library staff photographer, and he exhibits his work locally. This show, he said, was inspired after the loss of a friend.

“Grief came into my house, and this body of work is what came out. As an atheist ex-Christian, death becomes difficult to deal with,” he said. “These images are meant to touch on a commonality of desire between human beings. They are things we can all relate to wanting – our lost loves, the ability to come unbound from the Earth, physical beauty or attractiveness, intimacy with another, and some amount of grace or art.”

An artist presentation and reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25, 4:30-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.