Dreams of Arthur and Gilbert

Abbey Meaker’s soft pastel-like photographs are composed of classical portraits of nuns that the artist culled while researching the Catholic orphanage where her family members, Arthur and Gilbert, resided in the 1930s. Meaker has projected, recomposed, blurred, and rephotographed these traditional portraits to reappropriate ideas regarding the isolated/insulated lives of religious communities of women. The exhibition will include photographs and projections. Dreams of Arthur and Gilbertwill be shown at the Living/Learning Gallery, University of Vermont from September 2 - September 26, with an opening reception beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 4.