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Date of Exhibition


Title of Exhibition

Prograde & Retrograde

Artist Statement

Images of suburbia are a ubiquitous metaphor for

nostalgia and the myth of the American dream.

Growing up moving around the Eastern US, the

American suburbs were the backdrop of my childhood.

These seemingly identical neighborhoods existed no

matter which county or state lines my family crossed.

This made suburban homes feel reliable yet, in a way,

inescapable. In this way, my art takes a critical look at

the gap between the promise and the reality of the

American dream and suburbia.

Type of Work

Mix Media


12 in x 9 in x 13 in


television, synthetic moss, clay

Date of Online Publication



Copyright 2022, Sophia DiMarzio. Reproduced with permission. The artists and/or collaborators who contribute to the Rollins College Student Art Gallery and Archive retain the rights to their own works. In making these collection materials available, Rollins College does not grant permission to reproduce or redistribute them, in part or in full. The College does not own the copyright to any of the materials, cannot grant any requests for permission to reproduce them, and will forward reproduction requests to the artists and/or collaborators.


mix media, nostalgia, America, American dream, memory, reflection


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