March 20 - May 30, 2020
“There is an inherent fuzzy quality that refracts the viewing of history—even personal history—underscoring how difficult it is to hold on to a crisp memory. Solid Rememberingis a select body of sculptures and tactile imagery spanning the last eight years.
Included in Solid Remembering is Risen: I Put The Yeast In, an ongoing series begun in 2012. These “bread prints” were initially made with my pre-school aged son as an activity to bookend the day. We would mix dough together in the morning, wait for it to rise, then knead, shape and bake it on parchment paper in the late afternoon. Eventually I noticed that the parchment paper burnt in a really beautiful way, creating a tangible imprint of our activity—of time spent together.
Another ongoing series of textile patterns traced on mylar explores personal objects through translucent media. Among the objects are gloves that my great-grandmother crocheted, anonymous cross-stitched works picked up by my mother at a flea market, and my grandmother’s last tissue box. All these pieces represent levels of absorption of the personal into an otherwise inert object, and all are bound by their relationship to the personal domestic landscape. Each work acts as a mini memorial to fleeting moments that resonate in my memory. I think of them as a way of coping with mortality and the passage of time, while simultaneously inviting the magical into one’s daily routine.
Emily Fleisher, 2020″
Opening: March 20, 2020 | 7–10 pm
San Antonio, 78210 TX
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