Medium: mixed-media installation
Filtered Embrace is part of the No Place Like Home exhibition: a multi-faceted art installation that explores memories of transition, migration, journey, comfort, farewells and returns. Four individual artists intertwine their experiences, thoughts, concerns, and reflections about traveling to and from home. Layers of imagery, maps, movement, and playful objects illustrate the transition from one home to the next, the illusion of home, and various notions of what home is, was, or will be. Each artist explores these notions in unique ways with individual attention to media, materials, and their own specific approach to the theme. A cohesive whole emerges from these disparate elements in much the same way that our memories of home blur, soften, expand and remix themselves over time.
Filtered Embrace illustrates the perception of home that is composed of memories that transform and become blurry with time. The use of transparent material illustrates the layers of memories that become distorted as new memories are created. A chair, a lamp, an old table, and shoes are objects that represent a space (such as home) that provides comfort with familiarity. The objects have been salvaged from thrift stores and yard sales and chosen because they are similar to objects I remember from my childhood. They do not look exactly like what I recall but they are placed in my memory as placeholders for similar objects and occasions. My memories and the memories of these salvaged objects begin to morph as time passes andnew objects and experiences create layers of life experiences.
Featured Artists David Fodel Brigid Mcauliffe Allie Pohl Sarah Soriano. A collaborative project between the Denver International Airport and the Graduate program in Electronic Media Arts Design at the University of Denver.
Students display artwork at Denver International Airport, by Kristal Griffith, DU Today (PDF, 252KB)
Airport art roundup: Best exhibits at a terminal near you, by Harriet Baskas, USAToday.com (PDF, 140KB)