Join the Art History Department for an artist performance as “Keepsake,” an evolving art installation that began in May, closes this month. The event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the library.
Dana Tyrrell will conclude the installation and discuss the ways in which “Keepsake” explored how the ties between items and individuals are transformed by traumatic experiences such as death, dissolved homes and the endless expanse of goodbye.
Tyrrell is an artist, curator and writer whose previous solo exhibitions include Blue, housed at the Castellani Art Museum (2017–18) and Disembodied, housed at Dreamland Art Gallery (2015). Past curatorial efforts include exhibitions at commercial and non-profit arts spaces throughout Western New York. Tyrrell is also a semi-regular arts writer for Buffalo Rising.
The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served until 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius