Locating Barbara

Sister Hug (2017), Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"

Mom in Pool (2017), Acrylic on panel, 7" x 5"

Mom in Bed in the Morning (2017), Acrylic on panel, 7" x 5"

Pool with Mom Feet (2017), Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48"

Plate of Cookies (2017), Acrylic on panel, 5" x 7"

Showertime (2017), Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48"

Her Hugs (2017), Acrylic on cardboard, masking tape, batting, and wood frame on metal legs, 94" x 36" x 26"

Installation image with Coffee Table with Cookies (2017), Acrylic on cardboard and masking tape on wood pedestal

Mom in Bed (2017), Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

Mom in Bed (2017), Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

Drinking Coffee (2017), Acrylic on panel, 8" x 6"

Chest of Drawers with Serving Tray (2017), Acrylic on cardboard and masking tape, 90" x 36" x 29"

Showertime (Study) (2017), Acrylic on panel, 7" x 5"

Installation image of Locating Barbara in Three Parts (2016-17), Stop-motion animation, 8min 30 sec

Installation image of Locating Barbara in Three Parts (2016-17), Stop-motion animation, 8min 30 sec

Locating Barbara brings together painting, sculpture, and animation to reconstruct narratives informed by meditation and conversations with my family members.  Without the prompts of photography or video, the work in this exhibition reflects my memories of my mother, a figure who diminishes as she succumbs to fronto-temporal degeneration. While these disparate images and objects offer a glimpse into a life once lived, they also bear witness to the coarseness of resurrected memory. This exhibition is made possible by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Idea Capital Atlanta.

Locating Barbara was held at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery from April 15 to May 20, 2017.