Meet & Greet the Artist: Annie Claflin
Annie Claflin is a San Diego lens-based artist. Her artwork weighs complexities of family and paradoxes of home as solace and isolation, interweaving those relationships with her own likeness. Engaging with imagery, collage, and familiar objects, Claflin seeks sanctuary amidst psychological unrest. She uses fragmented photographic emulsion lifts and distressed collages of her facial features to illustrate a primary symptom of her illness – body dysmorphia, an obsession with perceived physical flaws. By repeatedly deconstructing her face in her artwork, Claflin achieves a greater understanding of her illness, enabling her to heal. Claflin’s ultimate goal is to demystify and destigmatize mental illness through her artwork.
At this Meet & Greet, Claflin will be discussing her spring exhibit displayed in the Library, Minor Imperfections. She’ll also be answering any questions about her creative practice and the intersection of her art with her wellness. In addition, in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Wellness Wednesday program of the month will include a panel discussion on mental health featuring the artist and community mental health experts on May 24th from 10-11 AM. Both events are free and open to the public. More details for the panel can be found here.
When: Wednesday, April 12th | 6-7 PM
Where: Grossmont Healthcare District’s Health & Wellness Library (9001 Wakarusa St. La Mesa, CA 91942)
RSVP: Call 619.825.5010, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit in person to let us know you’re attending.