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Form of Memory

2018

Solo exhibition at Sage Culture - Los Angeles, CA
All photos provided courtesy of Sage Culture

Exhibition Statement:

Spanning a period of three years, the works in this exhibition document this approach throughout my transition from Northern California to Minnesota. Collectively, they present a material record of my adaptations to new clay resources and adjustment to the expressions found in new landscapes. On a psychological level, they portray the progression of identity associated with a shifting sense of belonging to a geographical place.

Best representing the tensions of this transition is a new body of work made one year after establishing my studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota. These sculptures function as abstractions of memory: recollections of attributes found in the once-familiar landscapes of a former home. In examining these distant features through the filter of memory, their geographical identities erode, resulting in expressions that, although unbound to a physical location, maintain provenance in the context of personal experience.

All works are made from Minnesota clays & minerals, industrial fireclay and crushed aggregate composed of various clays collected and fired between 2011-2018.


The exhibition was accompanied by a short documentary created in 2018 by Sage Culture. Filmed in Mendocino, CA and Saint Paul, MN, Form of Memory provides insight into the roles of place, material, and philosophy in defining the works created for the exhibition.

Form of Memory - Official Trailer

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