Jul 16, 2022 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Come by the Museum Saturday, July 16, from 1–4pm for a free needlepoint workshop with current UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Alise Anderson!
Alise’s exhibition My Grandma is a Meme, currently on display in the AIR Space, is an intergenerational collaboration between artist Alise Anderson and her late grandma, Trudy White. White meticulously, near compulsively, recorded her life, starting in the 1930s until 2018. Her archive is exhaustive, cataloging everything from cakes, party invitations, crocheted barbie-sized wedding dresses, and paintings she created, to the more mundane, like every car she owned and every movie she saw. Such an encyclopedic registry of the banal borders on absurd, but also functions as validation of productivity and forces visibility of work that is often dismissed as both domestic and ephemeral. Ultimately, these carefully curated scrapbooks, with their decades of entries, amounts to a productive life, and therefore, for White, a life well-lived.