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Meg Mitchell's Birthday

Opening Reception: Meg Mitchell’s Birthday

Buoy Gallery
2 Government Street, Suite B
Kittery, ME 03904
United States
Phone:(207) 450-2402

BUOY is excited to present BIRTHDAY, a new series of photographs by Portland-based artist Meg Mitchell. BIRTHDAY documents an imagined world in which the artist celebrates the anniversary of her birth in a different country every year. These works are a catalogue of a fantasy, a ceremonial rhythm, an appropriation in search of a celebration.

In the artist’s words, “Having grown up in an American culture without a strong, common tradition surrounding the anniversary of our births, I’ve always felt slightly disappointed on my birthday. In an attempt to better understand what it feels like to have a strong birthday tradition, I fabricated one for myself by imaging that I traveled to a different country each year to eat their traditional birthday dessert, celebratory food or popular dessert. Presented here is a catalogue of the foods I pretended to have eaten.”