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Lea Bucknell: Inherit, Revise, Repeat

  Posted on: October 2, 2015

Lea Bucknell: Inherit, Revise, Repeat

Lea Bucknell: Inherit, Revise, Repeat

September 18 to October 31, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

In the exhibition Inherit, Revise, Repeat, Lea Bucknell’s new body of work observes, dissects and recognizes people’s attachment to place. Using both personal history and community research, Bucknell has put together a selection of images, texts and sculptures that investigate connections people have to Kamloops in an attempt to understand what makes this city distinct.http://visualarts.inside.tru.ca/exhibitions/tru-gallery-exhibitions/faculty-exhibitions-and-activities/

Bucknell explores two modes of memory most open associated with creating a sense of place. The first mode relates to stories told about a place. These are open informal and personal accounts that get passed from one generation to the next in order to build a picture of shared histories. The second mode is a form of symbolic heritage, one that relies on mnemonic triggers to initiate meaning. These consist of more formal or official records of a place, such as monuments, architecture, symbols and objects that represent stories or figures from the past. They are used to imprint a specific telling of history on a place.


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