A Post Family Exhibition
This past summer, The Post Family designed a show called "Collections" that was about, well, collecting. We curated 213 jars of individual collections, both small and large, from infinitely significant, to border-line garbage. Priced accordingly, the intent was to creating a dialog around intrinsic versus extrinsic value, amongst other things. In addition to the jars, each member of the Family created a personal piece based on our individual interpretations of the theme. My work incorporated the bottoms of paper lunch bags collected over a span of four years while working downtown. Hand-sewn into a quilt and collaged with cut vinyl, the piece was created to raise awareness of the subconscious "heirlooms" that we pass down to younger generations in the form of garbage and pollution.
Other people musing on the idea of collections that I have stumbled upon throughout my research include Lisa Cogdon's collection a day, and Frank Chimero's writeup* on collecting versus curating.
*Currently not available.