Terri Phillips / Roxanne’s Rescue
27 February – 28 March 2015
Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College
Thursday, February 26 at 6 pm in Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on the Rhodes College campus
Friday, February 27 from 6-8 pm in Clough-Hanson Gallery
Reading Roxanne’s Rescue
Poets respond to the exhibition. Featuring readings by Beth Ann Fennelly, Caki Wilkinson, and Terri Phillips.
Wednesday, March 4 from 6 pm in Clough-Hanson Gallery
Clough-Hanson Gallery is pleased to present Terri Phillips / Roxanne’s Rescue. Using a range of evocative materials, Phillips recalls and reconstructs a transformative moment in her life. Through its poetic sensitivity to material and place, the work builds on personal narrative to raise questions about memory and human experience. Phillips says “Roxanne’s Rescue is…a memorial to certain experiences, and to a person who was instrumental in my development. I was thinking about that moment when as a young person you are at the threshold of discovering your own sexuality. The work is a balance of sensuality and innocence, awkwardness and precision, obtained through a process of using the materials to trigger associations, creating an immediate, tactile, sensual and emotional response.”
Born in Alabama, Phillips received her masters degree from CalArts after studying at Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, the Torrance Art Museum, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Arena 1, Bart Wells Institute, London, Cohen Leslie Browne, PS1, Black Dragon Society and Gallery Yvon Lambert. She was a founding member of the artist collaborative space WPA in Chinatown. She has published three books of poetry and her writing has appeared in Errant Bodies, Artillery, X-tra, and Art on Paper. She currently lives and works in Memphis, TN.
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.