2013 – Tree Museum Off Site Exhibition “Easy Come, Easy Go”.
Art Gallery of Peterborough, June 7 to September 1, 2013. (curator and exhibiting artist)
Easy Come, Easy Go is a ‘suitcase project’ conceived of by EJ. Lightman, curator, The Tree Museum. Artists who in the past fifteen years had created works at The Tree Museum, were invited to reanimate old salvaged suitcases thereby recuperating the old vessels, and thus breathing another kind of life into otherwise discarded forms.
Lightman clarifies her position by writing, “The project addresses the issues of ‘coming and going’; inner reflection; and relics of pilgrimage, both in the objective and subjective realms. Given the frequently nomadic aspect of modern life, the suitcase provides a rich symbol for movement, change, necessity, and ownership. At the same time, there is a sense that the suitcase holds a history; it may be viewed as an ‘historical’ object, an artefact, something of use but no longer current . . . Entire stories exist between the hinge and clasp of a suitcase.”