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Galveston Arts Center presents Chris Bakay: "The Tangibility of Memory" opening reception

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Photo by Chris Bakay

Chris Bakay’s exhibition The Tangibility of Memory, includes cast resin t-shirts and everyday objects that evoke nostalgic memories of youth and skate culture. Through a labor-intensive casting process, Bakay juxtaposes the materials of high and low culture. While his Retired Jersey t-shirts have specific meaning for the artist, the personal memories associated with many of these seemingly ordinary objects shifts for individual viewers. The humble t-shirt, ever-present in tourist towns, serve as symbol of modern life with their various logos or emblems reflecting personal or lived experiences with shifting meanings.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 7.

Chris Bakay’s exhibition The Tangibility of Memory, includes cast resin t-shirts and everyday objects that evoke nostalgic memories of youth and skate culture. Through a labor-intensive casting process, Bakay juxtaposes the materials of high and low culture. While his Retired Jersey t-shirts have specific meaning for the artist, the personal memories associated with many of these seemingly ordinary objects shifts for individual viewers. The humble t-shirt, ever-present in tourist towns, serve as symbol of modern life with their various logos or emblems reflecting personal or lived experiences with shifting meanings.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 7.

Chris Bakay’s exhibition The Tangibility of Memory, includes cast resin t-shirts and everyday objects that evoke nostalgic memories of youth and skate culture. Through a labor-intensive casting process, Bakay juxtaposes the materials of high and low culture. While his Retired Jersey t-shirts have specific meaning for the artist, the personal memories associated with many of these seemingly ordinary objects shifts for individual viewers. The humble t-shirt, ever-present in tourist towns, serve as symbol of modern life with their various logos or emblems reflecting personal or lived experiences with shifting meanings.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 7.

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Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550
http://www.galvestonartscenter.org/

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