In Seeking Home

"Zinnias at top of drainage ditch by road, looking west," from Garden Ghosts by Adrienne Miller

"Zinnias at top of drainage ditch by road, looking west," from Garden Ghosts by Adrienne Miller

 

On view June 4 - July 23, 2017                                                 Reception and Artist Talks on July 9th at 5:00pm.

Art by Garrett O. Hansen, Samantha Ludwig, Adrienne Miller, Laura Wennstrom, and Jordan Lienhoop

Evoking people and places, feelings and memories, home contains meanings that are deeply varied and complex—yet simultaneously encompassing—for each person. Tucked between those four letters are nostalgia and hope: a longing for the past, tracing all the way back to Eden, and for our future home—plus all the spaces here in the in between. In seeking home, we find a deeper need to have a place, to be loved, to belong.

In this exhibit, each work of art is an invitation into the artist’s personal interpretation of home, revealing the intricate and profound ways that home impacts us all.

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From "Partner and Passage" by Garrett Hansen

From "Partner and Passage" by Garrett Hansen

Garrett O. Hansen's black and white diptychs in Partner and Passage beautifully explore the distance and closeness that simultaneously exists between two people. Within his photographs there is an exploration and revelation of a home created over the passage of time, place, and personhood.

 "123 William St." by Samantha Ludwig

 "123 William St." by Samantha Ludwig

Samantha Ludwig's series Houses is a collection of ink and graphite drawings depicting homes in the surrounding neighborhoods. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Samantha’s intricately detailed portraits show a care and attention for the homes in her city.

 "On a Foggy Ridge," from Memory/Place by Adrienne Miller

 "On a Foggy Ridge," from Memory/Place by Adrienne Miller

Adrienne Miller's work reflects on the deep ties between memory, place, and people. In Garden Ghosts, Adrienne uses photographs, paint, and acetate to recreate the nostalgia and wonder of her grandmother’s garden, a space special to both of them. “On a Foggy Ridge,” a woodcut from the series Memory/Place, further reveals her interest in the lasting impressions of significant spaces.

"Block City" by Laura Wennstrom

"Block City" by Laura Wennstrom

Laura Wennstrom’s “Block City” explores the intersections between home, childhood, and social issues within an urban context, asking “How does play change if it represents the neighborhood you live in?” Collecting wooden toy blocks, Laura transformed the classic children’s toy through collage and paint to be reflective of an urban neighborhood that may have crime and poverty.

From "Ten, Twenty" by Jordan Lienhoop

From "Ten, Twenty" by Jordan Lienhoop

Jordan Lienhoop's pieces pursue themes of memory, loss, and childhood, revealing a home that shifts over time as relationships change. By manipulating old family photos through weaving in "Memory Piecing," Jordan creates a visualization of the forming and remembering of home, an act that is simultaneously cohesive and disorienting. Her accordion photobook “Ten, Twenty” captures both the initial loss of her father and her response to it a decade later.