A Family History Reclaimed
04 Dec 2008
TCD graduate student Jennifer Graham's Option II thesis exhibition, Grandma's Talking to Ghosts - A Family History Reclaimed, opened on Sunday, November 30 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, and runs through December 19. Gallery hours are Monday though Friday, 8:30 - 4 p.m.
The nearly colorless installation evokes the barren snow fields of the far north and its patterns call to mind the fractured cerebral networks that express themselves in memory loss. Nine interconnected works in wool, silk and handmade paper demarcate an intimate and shadowy environment that is as much psychological and emotional as physical. A family's past and its history, its stories of dislocation and transformation, are woven through the assemblages of textile fibers and forms that have allowed Graham to reclaim a personal history shared by many third, fourth and fifth generation Americans.
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design