Judith G. Levy
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Family Memoir
Family Memoir is an installation that I first started to work on when I was a resident at Art Omi International Artist Residency in the summer of 2014. In the spring of 2015 I redid and expanded the work for a group exhibition, Disturbances in the Field, at la Esquina Gallery in Kansas City.
This work was inspired by hand-made road signs that usually advertise yard sales or farm vegetables. I have had an ongoing interest in narrative, particularly how it is used to tell both formal and informal history. I also like to use ordinary formats for provocative purposes. It occurred to me that I could create my personal, family history on road signs, and share very revealing stories in a public way. As signs generally have a counter part, I decided they would be partnered with posters that further illustrate my family history through photos and text.

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