They Become Ours

Curated and organized Jade French and Celia Wickham

"What's left is palimpsest, 
one memory bleeding into another, 
overwriting it." 
— Natasha Trethewey


In this group show, we pay attention to the ephemeral and the fleeting. Bringing together artists from the UK and US, this show will explore the ways in which our personal histories and intergenerational relationships are integral to the formations of newer and more radical intimacies with the self. These artists thicken, spread and sift the multiple layers of memory, family, aging, and genealogical delineations, which make up our every day and overarching social narratives. 

These are the moments that haunt us. We are haunting them. 

The evening will negotiate the ways in which the palimpsest builds up experiences, traces, and layers. To write. To write again. To overwrite. The palimpsest creates textures of time that are continuously traced, allowing for us to think of writing and art-making as an accumulative and living draft. 

Artists exhibiting include: 
Ellen Agnus

Yasmina Aoun

Caroline Dahlberg

Qila Gill

Soraya Fatha

Tammy Hopper

Chin-Ting Huang

Caroline McCraw

Solomon Salim Moore

Tannaz Motevalli

Marie Ségolène

Julia Sharpe

Cherrie Yu

Katie Wood

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