Owing to Circumstances, a site specific installation by Jennifer Borders, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 3-22, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Borders received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Sculpture. This exhibition was inspired by a previous installation in which Borders asked visitors to sit and write in a notebook about their family’s history and why they came to the United States. The artist transcribed these responses in the handwriting of each author onto larger pieces of paper which will be suspended in the gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to add their own family’s history to her notebook. With this work, Borders hopes to “stimulate conversations about where we have come from, our current places in this country, and in this world.”
Borders will donate all proceeds from sales to RISE, Refugee Integration Support Effort, of the Jewish Family Services of Delaware.
The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.
Image: Owing to Circumstances (detail), mixed media, 2017