So It Seems, 2021

Statement:

   Memory is powerful, yet paradoxical. Fragmented and mutable, its pliability causes us to question the truthfulness of personal narratives and family mythologies. My assemblage sculptures are meditations on the nature of memory and how we construct stories about our lived experiences. By intertwining found and sculpted objects, I invite viewers to indulge in the human tendency to seek relationships between disparate elements. Each work includes figurative sculpture, such as busts or fragmented body parts, and these elements help construct narratives. I use pre-made items to evoke different time frames. Each viewer’s mind builds distinctive relationships among the objects. These individualized constructions mirror the plurality of truths embedded within a single memory.

Exhibition images:

(Photography by Coorain Devin)

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So It Seems
So It Seems

Exhibition View

So It Seems
So It Seems

Exhibition View

So It Seems
So It Seems

Exhibition View

So It Seems
So It Seems

Exhibition View, Great-grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2

So It Seems
So It Seems

She/I, From my stories about me

So It Seems
So It Seems

She/I, From my stories about me

kstone 4
kstone 4

Exhibition view

So It Seems
So It Seems

Exhibition view

Virtual exhibition tour (recorded from an Instagram Live on April 18, 2021)

Artwork images:

(Photography by Coorain Devin)

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Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2
Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2 
 Earthenware, living room lamp, wax, placemat, scent of Lip Smackers and Caboodles melting in the back window of the family sedan
 22 x 12 x 12 inches

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2
Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2 
 Earthenware, living room lamp, wax, placemat, scent of Lip Smackers and Caboodles melting in the back window of the family sedan
 22 x 12 x 12 inches

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2
Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2 
 Earthenware, living room lamp, wax, placemat, scent of Lip Smackers and Caboodles melting in the back window of the family sedan
 22 x 12 x 12 inches

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2
Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2

Great-Grandma Louetta the Steward, version 2 
 Earthenware, living room lamp, wax, placemat, scent of Lip Smackers and Caboodles melting in the back window of the family sedan
 22 x 12 x 12 inches

The Women on My Mom’s Side
The Women on My Mom’s Side

The Women on My Mom’s Side 
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, kitchen linoleum, seashell, deviled egg tray, fence post, window trim, glass, wax
 71 x 19 x 19 inches

The Women on My Mom’s Side
The Women on My Mom’s Side

The Women on My Mom’s Side 
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, kitchen linoleum, seashell, deviled egg tray, fence post, window trim, glass, wax
 71 x 19 x 19 inches

The Women on My Mom’s Side
The Women on My Mom’s Side

The Women on My Mom’s Side 
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, kitchen linoleum, seashell, deviled egg tray, fence post, window trim, glass, wax
 71 x 19 x 19 inches

The Women on My Mom’s Side
The Women on My Mom’s Side

The Women on My Mom’s Side 
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, kitchen linoleum, seashell, deviled egg tray, fence post, window trim, glass, wax
 71 x 19 x 19 inches

The Newville House I Knew
The Newville House I Knew

The Newville House I Knew 
Earthenware, knick-knack shelf, wax, couch upholstery

The Newville House I Knew
The Newville House I Knew

The Newville House I Knew 
Earthenware, knick-knack shelf, wax, couch upholstery

The Newville House I Knew
The Newville House I Knew

The Newville House I Knew 
Earthenware, knick-knack shelf, wax, couch upholstery

The Newville House I Knew
The Newville House I Knew

The Newville House I Knew 
Earthenware, knick-knack shelf, wax, couch upholstery

She/I, From my stories about me
She/I, From my stories about me

She/I, From my stories about me
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, bedsheet, plaster, lightning cable, carpet, kitchen ceiling light cover, dining room chair arm
 28 x 36 x 18 inches

She/I, From my stories about me
She/I, From my stories about me

She/I, From my stories about me
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, bedsheet, plaster, lightning cable, carpet, kitchen ceiling light cover, dining room chair arm
 28 x 36 x 18 inches

She/I, From my stories about me
She/I, From my stories about me

She/I, From my stories about me
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, bedsheet, plaster, lightning cable, carpet, kitchen ceiling light cover, dining room chair arm
 28 x 36 x 18 inches

She/I, From my stories about me
She/I, From my stories about me

She/I, From my stories about me
 Earthenware, couch fabric, sweater fabric, bedsheet, plaster, lightning cable, carpet, kitchen ceiling light cover, dining room chair arm
 28 x 36 x 18 inches

Through Family Lines
Through Family Lines

Through Family Lines
 Glass casts of my Grandpa, Dad, and Brother’s hands, kiln cast glass, artificial turf, kitchen chair back, lightning cable, phone cord, macramé hanger, dining room chandelier chain, wax 
88 x 19 x 10 inches

Through Family Lines
Through Family Lines

Through Family Lines
 Glass casts of my Grandpa, Dad, and Brother’s hands, kiln cast glass, artificial turf, kitchen chair back, lightning cable, phone cord, macramé hanger, dining room chandelier chain, wax 
88 x 19 x 10 inches

Through Family Lines
Through Family Lines

Through Family Lines
 Glass casts of my Grandpa, Dad, and Brother’s hands, kiln cast glass, artificial turf, kitchen chair back, lightning cable, phone cord, macramé hanger, dining room chandelier chain, wax 
88 x 19 x 10 inches

Through Family Lines
Through Family Lines

Through Family Lines
 Glass casts of my Grandpa, Dad, and Brother’s hands, kiln cast glass, artificial turf, kitchen chair back, lightning cable, phone cord, macramé hanger, dining room chandelier chain, wax 
88 x 19 x 10 inches

Family Mythologies II
Family Mythologies II

Family Mythologies II
 Inherited and found furniture, plaster
 42 x 72 x 19 inches

Family Mythologies II
Family Mythologies II

Family Mythologies II
 Inherited and found furniture, plaster
 42 x 72 x 19 inches