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Sawyer Yards presents Jean Shon: "Remains" opening reception

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Jean Shon

"Remains" features photographs and mixed media works that explore the politics of land, erasure, loss, memory, and preservation through the lens of The 1867 Settlement in Texas City. Jean Shon’s work explores spaces instilled with meaning and memory, family and community legacy, forgotten and missing information, and reimagined futures.

Sourcing newspaper articles from The Daily News (Galveston County), Shon's photographs reveal convoluted and contentious records regarding the preservation and subsequent demolition of the Lincoln Auditorium, the last remaining structure of the historically black Lincoln High School.

Shon repurposes images of houses from the deteriorating wallpaper of The Bell Home, extending the structural lines through laser-cut wood to create room for reflection and speculation. The exhibition patches together remnants of loss and unveils a new narrative that focuses on the voices of the community both past and present.

The exhibition will remain on display through January 13, 2024.

"Remains" features photographs and mixed media works that explore the politics of land, erasure, loss, memory, and preservation through the lens of The 1867 Settlement in Texas City. Jean Shon’s work explores spaces instilled with meaning and memory, family and community legacy, forgotten and missing information, and reimagined futures.

Sourcing newspaper articles from The Daily News (Galveston County), Shon's photographs reveal convoluted and contentious records regarding the preservation and subsequent demolition of the Lincoln Auditorium, the last remaining structure of the historically black Lincoln High School.

Shon repurposes images of houses from the deteriorating wallpaper of The Bell Home, extending the structural lines through laser-cut wood to create room for reflection and speculation. The exhibition patches together remnants of loss and unveils a new narrative that focuses on the voices of the community both past and present.

The exhibition will remain on display through January 13, 2024.

WHEN

WHERE

Sabine Street Studios
1907 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/jean-shon-remains

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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