Bright and Fading, A Long Goodbye. -Opening Saturday May 5th 12-4pm.

May 1, 2012

Please come by to see myself and the other artists work during the opening this Saturday and again at the end of the month.

Opening and closing:
Saturday, May 5, 12-4pm, and Saturday, May 26, 12-4pm
2930 Newton Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I have been invited to be an artist in residence for the month of May at Lauren Herzak-Bauman’s site specific installation/performance series called thisisdisappearing. The following is Lauren’s description of the project:

 As part of my Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, I proposed to rent a house and turn the entire space into an installation about how death and loss affects the home. The City of Minneapolis has rented me a home that has been foreclosed and condemned. It sits empty and boarded, with no utilities. Upon the completion of my work in the house, it will be demolished. I will be photographing, installing, sitting, and making work in the house in the coming weeks. I have invited other artists to join me. Please take part in the end of this house’s life and join us at the opening and closing while we make work. 

Bright and Fading, A Long Goodbye.
When people die, they become hyper-real as our collective memories add to the person they were. I will be creating a mural of my deceased grandmother. Beginning with a digital template, I will add then subtract from the image, applying and removing color and material. The process reminds me of how loss and grief affects our lives immediately and changes over time. As the memory of a person fades what is left in our minds is an aggregate of who the person was to us and who we have imagined them to be. This installation will chronicle the arc of how I have experienced my grandmother’s death. At first memories are additive, swelling with detail. However, what will remain at the end is a faded memoir, bright in some places, evermore vacant in others.
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