Tonya Corkey, “YOUR FRIEND, FREDDIE”

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 – FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

Reception:
Friday, June 8, 2012 7-11pm

Artists Involved:
Tonya Corkey

“Your Friend, Freddie” investigates the role that the photograph’s referent plays in memory and its loss over time. Corkey’s work uses the discarded material of lint to recreate found and second hand images, often using the iconic school photograph. As a byproduct of laundry, lint consists of fibers, hair, dead skin and other debris, referencing people and their daily, and often banal, activities. The care with which she uses the discarded materials of lint and cast off or lost photographs draws attention to the ease with which these memories are easily lost or forgotten.