Gallery Talk with Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Gallery Talk with Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Friday, October 12, 2018 to Saturday, October 13, 2018

Artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney will give gallery talks of her exhibition "Memory and Material: Wood Quilts by Laura Petrovich-Cheney" at 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Saturday during our regularly scheduled public tours.

Laura Petrovich-Cheney processes events that wear down spirits and materials. Like the passage of time itself, natural disasters remind us of our vulnerability and the inevitability of loss. Petrovich-Cheney crystallizes and commemorates the collective trauma of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, and the fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In the aftermath of upheaval, she collects wooden debris: two-by-fours, strips of molding and trim, bits and pieces of boards that were once boxes or signs for family businesses, familiar brands, local institutions. These remnants remind us of place and time—home and neighborhood, before and after.