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We need to talk. We’re growing apart.

September 25, 2017

We need to talk. We’re growing apart. We should see other people. We should just be friends. We can’t be friends. I don’t know who you are anymore. I don’t know who I am anymore. I love you. I hate you. Don’t leave me.

Subject of countless songs, films, novels and therapy sessions, break-ups are universal and yet the sting of one can feel so very specific. Are the clichés true? Are the formulas for recovery accurate – one month per every year you were together? Does this hurt me more than it hurts you?

I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me. features the work of current students and alumni across VCFA programs. Using a variety of media, the artists examine the culture of break-ups, its messiness, heartache and triumph. They expand the definition of what it means to end a relationship, asking—can you break-up with family? Friends? Yourself?

Come see new work by current VCFA students Sam Flora, Jason Fowler, Katie Krcmarik, and Heather Snyder-Quinn, amongst many more!

Exhibition Hours:

9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday
September 9 – 24
Join us for a reception on Friday, September 22, 5-7 p.m.
Also check out the I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me. playlist of break-up anthems! The artists and exhibition organizers selected their top picks for the best songs that let you cry, scream and move on.