16th Nov 2015Posted in: Blog, Uncategorized 0
First The Pain
Doreen Bolger at First The Pain

Doreen Bolger at First The Pain


Please take time to see First The Pain II at Area 405.

First The Pain II is an exhibition of the New Day Campaign, a 2015 initiative spearheaded by friend Peter Bruun, using art to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place.

First the Pain II features a new and immersive video and sound installation by Phylicia Ghee and new and existing works representing the theme through drawing, painting, print making, and photography by artists Jenna Kahn, Michelle Labonte, Ashley Minner, Nicolette Norman, Lydia Pettit, Alyse Ruriani, Emma Jo Shatto and Laura Weiner.

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to the suffering.”

My contribution to this show is my Love After Love series, 2013.

Gallery hours are listed on the Area 405 website and are also by appointment. Contact

Exhibition runs November 14th – December 20th 2015.

Sponsor: Lindy Lord Family Fund

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