Wednesday, February 18, 2009
LAURIE ZUCKERMAN'S SOLO ALTAR AND MEMORY JUG EXHIBITION AT LOVELAND ART MUSEUM OPENS AUGUST 29, 2009
Laurie Zuckerman is working furiously on new artwork for her upcoming solo exhibition at the Loveland Art Museum in Northern Colorado. I am working on altar installations, memory jugs, memory boxes, and shrine photography, most of which has never been exhibited before or in Northern Colorado. Almost all of the three-dimensional assemblages have been created to memorialize each of my deceased parents, Blanche and George Zuckerman. The show is entitled Memento Mori: The Deconstruction of the Nuclear Family.
It'll take me two weeks just to set up the show, as the gallery is nearly 4000 square feet. That kind of space holds a lot of altars. The museum curator and her new exhibits curator are coming to my studio at the end of this month to finalize the construction details for the exhibition. I have everything laid out on a floor plan for them to review, although I keep erasing things and shuffling them around.
The opening reception is set for Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 6-9 pm. The show closes on The Day of the Dead—November 2, 2009. I have friends and family flying in from around the country. Loveland is only a few stunning miles up the Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.