The Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A-West
Install February 13, 2017
Over the past year, Terri has been preparing for an exhibition at The Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A-West. She will have a total of twenty seven pieces in the exhibit, titled "Invisible Cities Encountered on the Road to the Garden of Forking Paths." Installation will take place on February 13, 2017 and the work will remain in the terminal for the next six or more months.
“The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come & sit on it."
When I first moved into my old, South Philadelphia house, everything that was falling down was buttressed with scrap wood, tied up with nude-colored, nylon stockings, and buttered with concrete. The supported structures were a mysterious and curious record of the architectural history of the landscape. My neighbors Quintina and Mario were alchemists who could build or fix anything with a piece of string.
Memories are delicate constructions. They are a labyrinth, a vast and intricate novel that at once documents, interrupts and obfuscates creating floating entry points.
In the "Shaker" spirit, I imagine a tiny wasp-worker making imaginary homes for important collections of most special memories.
* A note of sincere thanks to Heath Ballowe for his curatorial expertise in helping to design the layout of the exhibition cases. I am ever grateful for Greg Emore and his crew for fabricating beautiful Iroko and cast concrete pedestals. Thanks to both for their awesome artist-mathmetician-super-builder-master-crafter-friend skills...and for being plain terrific.