Keepsakes

Keepsakes
October 15-31
Satellite Project Space
Laura Butler, Lili Thornton-Nickerson, Kaitlyn Hwang, Felicia Vosburg

Virtual Opening: Thursday, October 15, from 6-7 pm
Attendees can watch a virtual tour and hear the artists talk about their work. Questions are also always welcome!
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How do we mark our memories in space? How do we cultivate intimate connections with the inanimate?

Through painting, photography, and installation, “Keepsake” explores the human connection towards material objects and domestic spaces, and how these entities form meaning, memory, and identity. Items that contain personal value and are deliberately cared for are able to communicate sentimentality and sensitivity that enhances their domestic space, highlighting their individuality. Keepsakes are often also telling of ambiguous and ill-defined memories, that are somehow able to reach an audience other than their owner, changing in value from person to person, but remaining fixed in an individual’s perception of how it informs the space around them.

Works include connections to objects in different spaces of the home. Photographs of candid, spontaneous moments capture our most intimate memories. Paintings deal with the interaction of our senses towards the food we keep in our kitchens, as well as the perseverance of memories we display in heirlooms and vessels such as urns and in frames upon our walls. Other installed works comment on our relationship with artificial plants as decor.

The exhibition “Keepsake” is, therefore, an illustration of preservation, and the object separated from its domestic space cultivates a new home within the gallery. The works invite the audience into an autobiographical look into the personal relationships the artists develop with objects and significant places, and what happens to the narrative of these representations when they become removed from the context of the homes they inhabit.