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.
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|