Embodied Memories, a project by artist and fashion stylist Jennifer Anyan, is set in a temporary shop location in central Southampton.
The exhibition showcases startling new artworks that are made to be worn. Poised between sculpture and couture, the works are based on recollections of items purchased from the city’s old Tyrrell & Green department store.
Developed from research undertaken with local people, Jennifer’s subtle reinventions are touching, at times humorous but always respectful, and explore the distance between memory, communication and interpretation.
Embodied Memories was commissioned by the John Hansard Gallery and developed through Art at the Heart, a partnership of key arts organisations in Southampton working to bring the city’s emerging cultural quarter to life. Supported by Solent Research & Enterprise and CREADM.
Published to accompany the exhibition, Embodied Memories by Jennifer Anyan at John Hansard Gallery 9 May 2012 – 30 June 2012.