Explore Ancestral Matters through the
photography lens of Yvonne Christine
Step into Ancestral Matters, a solo exhibit at the University of South Alabama. This work explores the materiality of memory and comfort by combining craft with sculptural tableaus within the intimacy of the domestic realm.
This, Then, Is the Main Problem, Our Lares and The Back Porch are aligned front to back, aligning with a traditional shotgun layout,
rooms aligning to the right and a single hallway connecting the front door to the back door, with the windows on the left.
This Then, Is the Main Problem
three clocks, two chairs, coffee table, rug, mantle, mirrors, crochet wrapped forms, porcelain, cotton thread
three suit cases, three mirrors, three paintings, three frames, a stool, newspapers dated Nov. 23rd 1963, photographs, two decanters, camera, bag
The Back Porch
four crochet wrapped rolling pins, two crochet wrapped wash boards, baby powder
porcelain, reclaimed clock
A Southern Aspen
Triadica sebifera, clothesline, cotton cord, butchers twine
The Weight of Her Memories
three reclaimed windows, three crochet wrapped irons, two crochet wrapped window weights, two crochet wrapped wooden burls
The Weight of Her Memories create a barrier between the inside and outside while The Back Porch becomes a transitional space.
Aunt Lydias Classic 10, brass tacks