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.