The exhibition “Keeping House: Prints and Sculptures by Sarah Wolf Newlands” at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (September 2019 – January 2019) featured assemblage sculptures and a community recipe screen-printing project. The artist’s assemblages are composed of physical remnants from her parents’ home. The screen-prints were inspired by handwritten recipes from her mother’s collection. Wolf Newlands invited friends and family to tell stories about memories related to eating together, then made editions of silkscreen prints for each recipe.
The exhibition reminds us that the notion of “home” is complicated. Whether home endures as an actual physical place, it certainly persists in a tangle of memories that foment and reshape over time.