HERNDON EXHIBITIONS – FROM THE COLLECTION OF… COVID COLLISIONS-ONLINE
January 20, 2021 - June 26, 2021
The term “from the collection of” is included on the identifying label next to an artwork that has been borrowed from a private source, usually an individual collector or another institution. These works are borrowed in order to expand the scope of a specific exhibition by including lesser-known but equally important works of a featured artist and may also be included with the intention of adding context to the curatorial framework of the exhibition.
This exhibit, “from the collection of…” is the subject of the exhibition and asks the participants to reflect upon the objects that we choose to live with day in and day out, and if those choices have been significantly altered due to the collisions brought about due to COVID. We are interested in the idea of the lesser-known but equally important, the objects that bring us comfort in this time of isolation.
This exhibition will exist solely online and the criteria for submissions are as follows:
- Please photograph an artwork that is part of your life on a day to day basis, large or small, drawing, painting, photograph, sculpture, ceramic, etc. This must have been made by someone other than yourself, and you will be asked to write a short description about why it is important to you to have in your life on a day to day basis. You will also be asked to include the artist’s name, the title of the work, the date of the works creation, dimensions, and media used in its production.
- Please photograph one tchotchke or memento that is also part of your daily life. You will include a short description about why it is important to you, where it is from, its dimensions, and what it is made from.
- tchotchke: [chahch-kuh] noun, Slang. an inexpensive souvenir, trinket, or ornament.
○ memento [muh-men-toh] noun, plural mementos, mementoes. an object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event, etc.; keepsake; souvenir.
- This information will be printed on an artist label and will be included in the final presentation of the works. Please photograph each object on a neutral background as the color of the background will be changed so that a visual continuity can be maintained across all submissions.
- The exhibition will take place starting in January and stay up online until the end of the academic year.