The summer show in the second floor Community Gallery features works in conversation around forced migration and the emotional trauma of family separation. Centered around Deborah Goudreau’s Separation Series, the exhibit includes visual art from Sarah Ashe, Holly Hauser, Lisa Myers, and Jeremy Vaughn. Additional text and a display of family relics fill out the show, curated by CAL director Phayvanh Luekhamhan.
Separations | Migrations opens in June and will be on show through mid August, with a closing reception during Montpelier’s August Art Walk. Goudreau is a potter and clay artist based in Hinesburg.
“This country has a long history of separating children from their families. During the 200 years of slavery, children were sold apart from their parents; Native American children were abducted from their homes and sequestered in residential schools; and more currently, migrant children are being separated from parent(s),” Goudreau writes in her description of the nine water-filled clay vessels on display. The immediacy of the emotions depicted in her work are complemented by the visual elements, which both globalize and localize the issues of forced migration.
Meet the artists during the summer Art Walk receptions. All work is for sale, please contact Phayvanh Luekhamhan to inquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3, 2022, 5-7 PM
August 5, 2022, 5-7 PM