This week I visited the Max L. Gatov Gallery. The title of the collection was “The Extraordinarily Difficult and Impossible Tasks of: Recounting Fading and Altered Memories and Stablilizing Shifting Time”. Although quite long, the title clearly states what the theme of the artworks are.
I spoke with Jane Weible to find out more about her pieces and her thought process behind them. She told me she got the inspiration for this collection while looking through childhood pictures. Jane Weible continued to explain how our memories are often inaccurate, tainted by feelings and other distant memories. She wanted to take the opportunity to create a representation of a few of hers.
Jane Weible’s collection caught my eye particularly because of the materials used. I saw various things such as ceramics, zip ties, rope, and AstroTurf. She used these materals to create a portion of the playground, windows, etc. The overall aesthetics seemed very delicate, with the ceramic pieces and pastel colors. I really enjoyed her artworks because I felt like I was really taking a peek into someone’s childhood memories. The thin lines used to make the artwork delicate seems very appropriate in representing distant childhood memories because much of it is unclear at this point in our lives. We try to relive certain momments by going through old photographs, but a lot of it still guesswork. I think this was a great way for Jane Weible to reconnect with the past and herself.