Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8pm
IA&A at Hillyer
9 Hillyer Court NW
Free, $8 suggested donation
Contact [email protected] or call 202-338-0325
Hillyer presents artist talks with June exhibiting artists Gayle Friedman, Olivia Tripp Morrow, and Georgia Saxelby. Each artist will give a short talk about their work and the process and stories behind it, followed by audience Q&A.
About the Artists:
Through the use of plaster, clay, and family heirlooms, Gayle Friedman’s exhibition “Measuring the Weight of Longing” hopes to reveal stories her parents wouldn’t tell and illuminate the reasons why we hold on to our loved ones, and our sense of self, through the objects they leave behind. In her exhibition, Friedman investigates both the hidden memories these items expose, and the ones we wish we could forget.
Olivia Tripp Morrow
In “Nine Patch,” Olivia Tripp Morrow takes on societal notions of beauty, femininity, sexuality, and the body as landscape. Morrow juxtaposes self-portraiture and traditional quilt patterns often associated with shelter and home, with Instagram squares and selfies. Selfies taken by the artist and digitally assembled into the Nine Patch quilting pattern result in a hypnotic images that simultaneously conceal and reveal Morrow’s body while alluding to quilts and blankets; symbols of comfort and home.
Georgia Saxelby’s “To Future Women” is a collection of letters from participants across America and abroad written to women in 20 years. The exhibition transforms letters received throughout the project into a processional chamber that reveals our hopes, anxieties, and anticipations for a new future generation of bold women. This exhibition is the last time the letters will be visible until they are put in the time capsule and archived in the Phillips Collection for 20 years, until they are re-exhibited on the 20th anniversary of the Women’s March in 2037.