Forty-Two Homes

Date: 10.03.2018 - 01.27.2019

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location: Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: October 3 - January 27

This installation evolved out of the artists’ dialogue about home. Artists Lucinda Bliss and Erin Sweeney each went through a process of documenting her history of place--remembering, journaling, and sketching--in order to create a taxonomy of homes. Two sets of narratives and images emerged out of that process, as well as questions about family, the roots of identity, and how the seeds of what we desire are planted. What do we long for in future homes? In the process of documenting histories of place, the artists discovered that they have each lived in 21 homes, thus the Forty-Two Homes of the title.

The included work reflects a reduction or echo—silhouettes of places as they exist in our dreams and memories, as well as the remembered body in place. What does the body learn in particular moments in time and space, and how can the residue of that be indicated in line and form?