Opening Reception From the Faraway Nearby by Anna Strickland Oct 11th, 2016 by Admin tilt gallery invites you to the opening reception of "From the Faraway Nearby" by Anna Strickland (New York-based photographer)and"Consolation" by Sabine Guedamour (Paris-based photographer)Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 7-9 pm, during Scottsdale's ArtWalkStrickland will be available for questions and conversation. Exhibition will remain on view until Friday, October 29, 2016Tilt Gallery is located at:7077 E. Main Street #14, Scottsdale. For additional information visit www.tiltgallery.com Lecture and dry demonstration of the process by Anna Strickland, Friday, October 7 at 6:30 pm at Art Intersection. Address: 207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ 85234 Strickland's Statement: I have been working on an extended installation since 2004 called “Mind the Gap” which has to do with humankind’s relationship with the natural world. The “Given Installation” was generated from the same root as “Mind the Gap” but was from the beginning inspired by a more personal experience. With Given I focused more on the spiritual and found the participatory aspect of the work (inviting friends to offer in their hands a favorite or treasured natural object) celebratory. "From the Faraway Nearby" the latest iteration is my most personal work to date from the same root. The title comes from a book by Rebecca Solnit (one of my favorite authors). Deep into the book she revealed that the title came from reading Georgia O'Keefe letters. When Georgia O'Keefe first moved to New Mexico from New York she signed her letters "from the faraway nearby". The phrase resonated for me in thinking about how many people take the natural world for granted – how it is right here, nearby but in the human mind and world mostly distanced and faraway.