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Desperately seeking shavasana

THURSDAY | 02/07/18 | 6-9 PM

Party Hat invites you to join us for the opening of "Desperately Seeking Shavasana" by Janelle Abbott on First Thursday from 5-9 in conjunction with Pioneer Square Art Walk.

In ancient traditions, rest was honored, celebrated, required. In modern America, rest is considered weak, lazy, disrespectful even.

The recent rise of “self care” has brought back into the fold the transformative power of rest. You are incapable of combating the challenges of the world today and affecting the change necessary for a more equal and inclusive world tomorrow, if you are run ragged to the point of dysfunction.

So come, take a seat; let down your load, and take on mine.

“Desperately Seeking Shavasana” by Janelle Abbott is an interactive sculptural installation featuring a variety of art objects designed to engage viewers in rest. From a rug you can sit in to stuffed animals weighing fifteen pounds, “Desperately Seeking Shavasana” will lead you to question your personal relationship with rest and insight you to consider new and revolutionary tactics for obtaining the daily and weekly restoration that your good body deserves.

About Janelle Abbott:

Janelle Abbott as a creative and a maker is consistently compelled by the weight of the material world. She strives through her work to make sense of the mounting refuse produced by the wasteful systems of our modern society—whether it be fast fashion, plastic packaging, or rampant over consumption—Janelle almost exclusively utilizes discarded and reclaimed materials as the raw components of her art, which includes textiles, zero waste garment design/construction, sculpture, illustration, and book arts. She is a Parsons School of Design graduate (2012) and one half of the collaborative pen-pal duo FEMAIL.
Experience the breadth of her work at http://www.janelleabbott.com and on Instragram @janellerabbott