Fri 20 July – Fri 12 Oct 2007, Art Space 1
Infused with a sense of loss, Judith Tucker’s haunting charcoal drawings shimmered with regret and yearning. In this series she explored the difficulty of making art following traumatic historical events. Her own family’ experience of the Holocaust meant they were left with memories of an absent home. Small, personal, pre-war family photographs kept by her grandmother inspired Judith to draw and take photographs in the Baltic resort of Ahlbeck, Germany. Here she became intrigued by the Strandkorbe, half beach hut, half deck chair, a structure offering the possibility of temporary shelter against the elements. In these melancholic coastal settings she evoked memories of a vanished past, and played out her own fascination with physical and metaphorical borders.
Exhibition held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal.