Terri Phillips: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

by - September 15, 2013

Terri Phillips: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Opening reception Friday, September 20, 5-7:30pm
Work on view September 21 - January 4
142 Communication and Fine Arts Building
Art Museum at the University of Memphis

Taking the title from Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, this installation of sculpture and sound is based on a combination of Jackson's narrative and Phillips' own experience returning home after many years away. Some materials are objects from her childhood home and others are from the local area. The Iron Maiden sculpture is made from a plant called Arkansas Toothpick found in Shelby Farms. The soundtrack is composed from pieces recorded in Memphis in 2012-2013. The work addresses isolation, family relationships, histories and secrets, and the ties that bind. 

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