I Thought I Might Find You Here


Brian Pera: I Thought I Might Find You Here
23 January  – 21 February 2015
Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College

Related Events:

Lecture
Thursday, January 22 at 6 pm in Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on the Rhodes College campus

Opening reception
Friday, January 23 from 6-8 pm in Clough-Hanson Gallery

Screening: Selections from the Woman’s Picture Series
Thursday, January 29 from 6-8 pm in Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on the Rhodes College campus

Knit Night
Bring your current knitting project or start from scratch with lessons from some of Memphis’ most committed knitters.
Thursday, February 12 from 6-8 pm in Clough-Hanson Gallery

Clough-Hanson Gallery is pleased to present Brian Pera: I Thought I Might Find You Here. Pera employs sculpture, audio, text, and film to memorialize his friend, who was central to a community of knitters in Memphis. He constructs a meditation that is rich with contrasts, illuminating the varied forms that memory tinged by grief may take; riotous color and deep darkness, knowing specificity and cloak-like abstraction, restlessness and calm. Speaking about this body of work, Pera says “I liked the contradiction - going into a dark period, a mourning, armed with color, shape, memories and texture…I didn't want answers in the work because I know there are none. If anything, I wanted to find a way to embrace that.”

An accomplished filmmaker, author, and artist, Brian Pera lives in Memphis, TN. His films include The Way I See Things, Woman’s Picture, and Only Child. He is the author of Troublemaker (St. Martin’s Press) and the co-editor of Life As We Show It. For more information visit evelynavenue.com.

Clough-Hanson Gallery is located inside Clough Hall on the Rhode College campus. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission to the gallery is always free.

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