Photo courtesy of Yana Payusova

Conduit Gallery will present "Weight, Power, Burden," a solo exhibition of new work by Yana Payusova.

Payusova’s fascination with memory and identity continues in a large-scale sculptural installation that investigates the importance of materiality to recollection and personal narrative. Rendered in painted ceramic, her life-size portraits, juxtaposed with assemblages of artifacts, invite contemplation of the embodiment of individual experience in accumulated belongings. Assembled items, when viewed in correlation with the personal depictions, encourage the viewer to construct a narrative built from the imagined experiences embodied in each object.

Observation thus becomes a participatory and collaborative process that investigates the productive tension between emotional and intellectual engagement with the concepts of memory, materiality, and identity. Human figures, embellished with inventories of personal objects, represent the encoded experiences and artifacts of the dissolved Soviet Union and encapsulate the enormous impact of radical political and cultural shifts on collective memory, which is repeatedly modified, reconfigured, and woven into personal histories.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 12.

Conduit Gallery will present "Weight, Power, Burden," a solo exhibition of new work by Yana Payusova.

Payusova’s fascination with memory and identity continues in a large-scale sculptural installation that investigates the importance of materiality to recollection and personal narrative. Rendered in painted ceramic, her life-size portraits, juxtaposed with assemblages of artifacts, invite contemplation of the embodiment of individual experience in accumulated belongings. Assembled items, when viewed in correlation with the personal depictions, encourage the viewer to construct a narrative built from the imagined experiences embodied in each object.

Observation thus becomes a participatory and collaborative process that investigates the productive tension between emotional and intellectual engagement with the concepts of memory, materiality, and identity. Human figures, embellished with inventories of personal objects, represent the encoded experiences and artifacts of the dissolved Soviet Union and encapsulate the enormous impact of radical political and cultural shifts on collective memory, which is repeatedly modified, reconfigured, and woven into personal histories.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 12.

Conduit Gallery will present "Weight, Power, Burden," a solo exhibition of new work by Yana Payusova.

Payusova’s fascination with memory and identity continues in a large-scale sculptural installation that investigates the importance of materiality to recollection and personal narrative. Rendered in painted ceramic, her life-size portraits, juxtaposed with assemblages of artifacts, invite contemplation of the embodiment of individual experience in accumulated belongings. Assembled items, when viewed in correlation with the personal depictions, encourage the viewer to construct a narrative built from the imagined experiences embodied in each object.

Observation thus becomes a participatory and collaborative process that investigates the productive tension between emotional and intellectual engagement with the concepts of memory, materiality, and identity. Human figures, embellished with inventories of personal objects, represent the encoded experiences and artifacts of the dissolved Soviet Union and encapsulate the enormous impact of radical political and cultural shifts on collective memory, which is repeatedly modified, reconfigured, and woven into personal histories.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 12.

WHEN

WHERE

Conduit Gallery
1636 Hi Line Dr.
#C
Dallas, TX 75207
https://www.conduitgallery.com/

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