Take an old photograph of yourself camping with mom and dad: You seem so happy and begin to relish in old memories of setting up the tent and eating marshmallows you think, wow, I miss being a kid, I was so young and carefree. Now take the reality of that moment: You were bored and upset that you had to miss the awesome pool party that everyone in your class attended. Your fourth-grade heart was breaking as that photograph was taken because you were feeling left out. Our point? Memories shape and change as we grow older. We sometimes forget the past, and memories recalled are mere illusions of the truth. Naomi Vanderkindren's exhibit, Reconstruction, is about modified memories. It consists of drawings and collages that Vanderkindren pieced together in an effort to construct the past with her own familial history. With themes of fantasy and longing, the photographs are beautiful and eerie. Our personal favorite is We Were Waiting for You, a silver and black photographic print of a faceless family its dark, uncanny, and it embodies the overall theme of forgotten pasts.
Mondays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: June 10. Continues through July 15, 2011