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Exhibition - Jennifer Laiwint: "Crawl to Stand"

Nov 25, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013

Visual arts student Jennifer Laiwint's solo exhibition Crawl to Stand is a mixed media installation featuring drawings, sculpture and found objects exploring generational trauma, remembrance and the need to forget.

"When I was a child, I found out my grandparents had survived something called the Holocaust.

"Shortly before my 16th birthday I discovered my father was suffering from clinical depression. I also learned he was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany after World War II.  When he was 54 and I was 18, he took his own life.

"At 20 I felt ready to learn more about the Holocaust, my father and myself. I discovered trauma could be transmitted through generations. At the moment I believe I am carrying pieces of a heavy history, which I feel both the need to remember and memorialize,  as well as a buried desire to forget and leave behind." - Jennifer Laiwint

Image: Relics 2, mixed media

The artist explores how trauma is expressed in our bodies' memories and relationships. The exhibition is an attemopt to navigate the many layers of a terrifying history, while also finding a place for these many layers to breathe and be seen.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:30am - 4:00pm

Admission is free. All welcome.


Location:Gales Gallery, Accolade West Building, York University
Sponsor:Department of Visual Art & Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts
Posted by:Frances Tee
Web Sitehttp://visa.finearts.yorku.ca/events
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