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Role Strain by Tabitha Abbott

GALLERY RECEPTION

SATURDAY, MAY 11

7PM-9PM

ARTIST STATEMENT

ROLE STRAIN

ROLE STRAIN

NOUN Sociology
The stress or strain experienced by an individual when incompatible behavior, expectations, or obligations are
associated with a single social role.

Role Strain is a continuous series of works that originates from when I began pursuing my career in
accounting six years ago. A collection of pieces with re-occurring themes of pattern and the individual, it addresses
the emotional experience of living in the modern world without letting the fantasy of your dreams and aspirations
go. Developed under the context of an aspiring artist pursuing a career in an unrelated field, these works explore
the slight melancholy, occasional bitterness, and distorted perception of self that develops during an individual’s
extended participation in conflicting roles. These works are an ongoing tribute to the comfortable sadness that
comes with having a standard career, and the slight discomfort of not being able to nail down your identity as an
adult.

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