LoveHateLeaveSubject of countless songs, films, novels and therapy sessions, break-ups are universal and yet the sting of one can feel so very specific. Are the clichés true? Are the formulas for recovery accurate – one month per every year you were together? Does this hurt me more than it hurts you?

I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me. features the work of current students and alumnx across VCFA programs. Using a variety of media, the artists examine the culture of break-ups, its messiness, heartache and triumph. They expand the definition of what it means to end a relationship, asking—can you break-up with family? Friends? Yourself?

Exhibition Hours:

  • 9 am- 4 pm
  • Monday – Friday
  • September 9 – 24
  • Join us for a reception on Friday, September 22, 5-7 pm

Also check out the I Love You. I Hate You. Don’t Leave Me. playlist of break-up anthems! The artists and exhibition organizers selected their top picks for the best songs that let you cry, scream and move on.