The Girl Who Drew Memories
On view: Saturday, December 3, 2022–Saturday, February 25, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, December 3 • 2–4 p.m. • Poetry reading at 3 p.m.
Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum

The Girl Who Drew Memories situates Gail Winbury’s art at the intersection of vulnerability and creativity. Her large-scale abstract paintings and prolific collage work transform what is often inexpressible into resonant narratives in visual form, expanding how we make sense of our memories, emotions, and lived experiences. This extensive solo exhibition of Winbury’s work will fill both galleries of the Wilson Museum. Original poetry composed by local writers in response to her work will further animate the galleries as will an interactive makers space where visitors can engage directly in the playful process of collage.

In collaboration with poet, editor, and teacher James Crews, SVAC has invited several local writers to develop original poetry in response to Winbury’s “The Other Side” series that deals with childhood memory. In the exhibition, these painting-poem pairings will engage visitors in the process of reflecting on their own experience recalling and making sense of their past. Along with Crews, participating poets are Berta Winiker, Charlie Rossiter, David Crews, Michelle Wiegers, Rachel Michaud, and Robbi Hartt.

Image: Her Favorite Fairytale, Gail Winbury

Support for this exhibition provided in part by:

December 3 at 10:00 am — February 25 at 5:00 pm
10:00 am — 5:00 pm (2023h)

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