detail of a sculpture with concrete seat cushion on chair and handmade rope

holding heavy objects

Maddie May

June 5-23

Reception: 5:30-8:00 p.m. June 9
Artist Talk: Noon June 8 in Gallery 

"Holding Heavy Objects" magnifies the emotional residue of Midwest lower-class households as seen through everyday items. Objects take on life, expressing intimacy, domesticity, turmoil, and discomfort.

Ideas of childhood and personal memories act as starting points that speak to forced cycles of addiction and fear. The works in this exhibition consider what remains in the aftermath of domestic grief and violence.