Exhibition puts loss on display

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Friday, September 11, 2009
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A new exhibit in ASU’s Gallery 100 showcases pieces that depict items, people, dreams and relationships that had been lost to their artists.

The exhibit, “Without Memory: An Exploration of Loss,” opened Tuesday night.

The pieces not only connected with the theme but also showed the artists’ attachments to their loss.

Aija Wallace, an English literature master’s student and participant in the show, said it was an interesting project to work on and put up for display in front of others.

“I think that it’s easy for everyone to relate to the theme because everyone has lost something at some point in their lives,” she said.

Some pieces were about not being able to reconnect with certain emotions, another showed the loss of a family member and some artists claimed themselves as pack rats, struggling to let go of personal effects.

Nutrition freshman Tommy Eskandari said he enjoyed how there were so many different perspectives of loss within the show.

“It makes the entire theme really universal, showing you how people value certain things in their lives,” he said.

Intermedia senior and show curator Jennifer Campbell said it took an entire semester and the entire summer to put the show together.

“We had to find local artists and student artists, send out invites, place advertisements in certain areas and basically plan every aspect of this event from ‘A’ to ‘B’ in order to get its full potential flowing,” she said.

The gallery is open until Sept. 18 and is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Reach the reporter at shane.erausquin@asu.edu.