EXHIBITION: MEMORIES FOR SALE
DATE: October 8th - November 8th, 2015
RECEPTION: Thursday, October 8th, 5pm to 9pm
"Can a person separate from their memories? What happens to parts of memories we no longer recall, the tiny details? If we DID give away parts and pieces of our sub-consciousness, what would they look like and how would we alter our experience of the world by doing so?" – Daisy Winfrey
Hall-Barnett Gallery, located at 237 Chartres St, is excited to present “Memories For Sale” opening Thursday, October 8th from 5-9pm. This unique show features a collaborative memory-themed installation by Birmingham artists Daisy Winfrey and Merrilee Challiss and a selection of works by twenty-two locally and nationally recognized artists.
Daisy Winfrey, hailing from Birmingham, Alabama celebrates the beautiful, the macabre, and the eccentric in her work, combining drawings, embroidery, watercolors, and found objects. “Story-telling is a key element of her work [and] each work is highly personal. They are narratives about the legends that compose a life, no matter how insignificant a world of streaming media sees these moments.”
Merrilee Challiss, also based in Birmingham, sees her work as “...about nature and energy, seen and unseen. I depict my mind's tableaux of imagined realms that reflect a world that I feel is dangerously out of balance. Our existence here is full of beauty and brutality...I locate myself and my role as artist, in the liminal realms, where the spirit and the unconscious trump our waking reality.”
Please join Hall-Barnett Gallery at the “Memories For Sale” opening on Thursday, October 8th, from 5pm to 9pm, featuring artists in attendance and a selection of complimentary beverages. Invest in a better memory today!