Wilmington – The collaborative project “Saved” by artist Jody Servon and poet Lorene Delany-Ullman, will open at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College on March 22 with a 4th Friday reception from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
According to the artists’ statement, “‘Saved’ is an ongoing photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory. The project considers how memories of the dead become rooted in everyday objects, and how objects convey those memories to the living.”
Servon developed the idea after experiencing the death of her father and several friends within the span of a single year. Â “I was affected by how friends and colleagues bearing similar loss openly shared stories of their own deceased loved ones with me. Many felt prompted to tell me about things they held onto after the death of a loved one,” she said.
Servon and Delany-Ullman met at Vermont Studio Center in July 2009 and decided to collaborate on the “Saved” project. Â They composed interview questions for the owners of the objects photographed for “Saved” and Delany-Ullman crafted prose poems, based on the the intervieweesâ€™ responses. Â “The prose poems are meant to evoke the relationships between the objects, the relatives and friends who saved them, and the original owners,” stated Delany-Ullman.
“Saved” will be on display at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery through April 5th. Â For more information, visitÂ www.jodyservon.com,www.lorenedelanyullman.com, orÂ http://cfcc.edu/blogs/wilmagallery/