Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5-7 pm MT
Exhibition Posted Online:
Monday, June 10, 2019 by 10 am MT
Pattie Chalmers’ installation, “Every Day I Think of You”, is a project about the power of objects to remind us of an individual. Each of the 365 terra cotta objects made by Chalmers possess an aura of someone she has personally known.
It is my enthusiasm for exploring the nature of objectness and the aura of association that were the catalysts for creating Every Day I Think of You—a collection of 365 articles that each connect through recollection to a specific person. The objects that make up this piece are specific to my remembrances but can become stimulants for a viewer’s memories. The connection to others through a thing’s capacity to contain a memory and our human ability to condense such a variety of experiences into seemingly mundane mementos are what continue to grab my imagination. -Pattie Chalmers
Pattie Chalmers grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this wintery prairie city proved a fertile ground for her imagination. She received a BFA in printmaking from the University of Manitoba and her MFA in ceramics at the University of Minnesota. Chalmers works steadily and exhibits widely having presented work on 4 continents, in 6 countries and in 27 US states. Since 2006 Chalmers has lived and worked in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University School of Art and Design. (Chalmers might be a little bit compulsive and she definitely likes to laugh at her own jokes).
*gallery note: some of these objects are smaller than you might expect, some larger. We will do our best to reimburse any shipping overpayment beyond actual cost of shipping and handling.