301 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Curated by Nathan Lewis, Quietus is an exploration of the indescribable nature of loss, memory, and their manifestations. Rather than glorifying death or dying, this exhibition looks at how we memorialize and render tangible that which we may have lost, wish to regain, or never had. Through film, photography, sculpture, and forensic drawings, these five artists examine the ardent desire to communicate about and come to terms with the passing of a person.
The included artists span a wide range of media, backgrounds, and interests. Minnesota-based social practice artist, Jess Hirsch, creates work that begs participation from across streets, cities, cultures, and lifetimes; Sculptor, Andy Mauery of Maine, uses the reverential material of hair to comment upon extinction, gender, craft, and sacred remnants; Detective Ian Spencer of the Lincoln, MA police force is an internationally recognized forensic and reconstructive artist who returns the likeness and voices to those whom have had it unjustly taken; Shannon Taggart is a documentary photographer from New York who offers glimpses into the lives and communities of those who wish to communicate with the departed; Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi, is a multi-media creator who blends music, sculpture, and performance in an attempt to conjure hidden feelings and beings.
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