Objects in Memory

Katherine Fries
10/7/16 – 11/6/16

Artist Statement:

“At the center of this body of work is the relationship between people and objects, where my role is that of storyteller and preservationist. These roles blend and diverge – offering a spectrum of interaction, narrative, and cataloging.

Since I was small, I have always been aware of my relationship with the objects that have surrounded me. I contemplated their meaning, stories, and origins. As a storyteller, I grasp at any known narrative of who, what, when, where, and how. As a preservationist, I long to know context, strive to understand relevance, and assert its prominence for posterity.

With that in mind, these works share carefully selected collections of objects, images, people, and events, reflective of narrative threads based on personal experience. The collections are an accumulation of memories in that they seem random, yet are intertwined, becoming clues of values, interests, relationships, and experiences.”