The Narrative Exhibition – Opening Reception
October 24, 5-7pm301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St, Beverly, MA
A narrative is a living cultural artifact, created within the interstices between current ideas and history. Rather than creators, a narrative has owners, claimants and/or adherents.
They may elect to change a narrative through the incorporation of new perspectives or by deliberately emphasizing or erasing certain aspects of it. Think about how one reimagines one’s personal narrative with the revelation of new information about family, origins or events.
Think of the many narratives of America as a nation of immigrants. Narratives are constructed to express a subjective essential truth or truths rather than to recount factual events. They may be created in opposition other narratives and are primarily concerned with revealing what writer Patricia Hampl calls the “metaphorical truth,” not what something is, but rather what something is like.
Generously sponsored by the Beverly Cultural Council.