Traces + Reflections: An In-Progress View of the Living Archive
Curated by Christina Hunt Wood
May 6 – May 14, 2023
On view during Open Hours, Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment
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Traces + Reflections features artists, writers, and other creatives who have participated in Living Archive Project programs, thus far. The work in this show reflects on the personal archive and highlights the unique ways radical noticing, memory, experience, and place can intertwine through storytelling and the arts. The exhibition includes multimedia art, text-based images and objects, photographs, and video.
Additionally, there will be an interactive corner where visitors can contribute their stories to the Living Archive Project.
The Living Archive Project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between artists, community members, and organizations throughout the Northern Catskills. It aims to enrich and rethink rural tradition and culture through an inclusive representation of the histories of people living in the area through storytelling practices. This show is curated by Christina Hunt Wood, lead artist for the Living Archive Project. Wood is a multimedia artist, Creatives Rebuild New York Fellow, and Bushel Collective member.
Christina Hunt Wood is a multimedia artist and community organizer from the Northern Catskills. She is a current Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) AEP Fellow working on The Living Archive Project, which is a multidisciplinary program that aims to enrich and rethink rural tradition through an inclusive representation of the histories of people living in the area using a wide range of storytelling practices. Wood has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions, most notably, at Wassaic Project, Davis Gallery at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Fenimore Art Museum, and The Painting Center. She is a recent alumnus of the Wassaic Project Winter Residency and a current Bushel Collective Member.