March 21 – April 21

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 7-9p

Location: Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St, Madison, WI

Arts + Literature Laboratory is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 ALL Prize, a new exhibition award for third-year graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department. This new collaboration between ALL and the UW-Madison Art Department provides two outstanding graduating MFA students with an extended exhibition opportunity in the community.

Kaylyn Gerenz will present her MFA thesis exhibition, “It’s This Way Now,” from Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday, April 21, 2018.

There is urgency in documentation. To record in order to remember. Where immediacy meets intimacy. Documenting is used to gauge progress and development, to track behaviors and patterns, to gain self-awareness and memory retention. It is often simply an attempt to chronicle the past, to map out a temporal topography. As we negotiate and collect moments within everyday life, experiences accumulate and build. The hierarchies of these moments constantly fluctuate between the minuscule and the monumental, slipping in and out of stasis as they are acknowledged or ignored.

My work investigates the ephemeral and accumulative qualities of memory, and how these serve to structure and mirror the nature of daily experience. Every Day I’ve Known You and You’ve Known Me is an archive of time, where every day is recorded as a single tick mark. Stretching across a ten foot piece of paper, days grow into weeks, months, years, and the tick marks begin to form a trajectory. The direction in which they flow may be clear, but there is no distinct destination, no definite beginning or end. As each day passes, another tick mark is added, ceaselessly following an invisible path to somewhere, marching together to a place that we cannot go.


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