From the artist, Rebecca Kautz: "The space and concept of childhood and home is thick with residue. I allow myself to return there in my mind to autopsy the space of the past, through the lens of the present, I extract the most compelling recollections. The resulting images are a hybrid of past and present experiences and perspectives; as well as a breaching of American cultural family life. Rather than a nostalgic yearning, there is a haunting distortion of what is retained from that time. Truth, fiction, secrets, and lies result in a complex narrative- implicating the viewer. My allegorical work is a simulacrum of the lasting psychological effect that our childhood and life events have on our evolving identities."
The exhibition will run Feb. 3 to 10 at the Arts Loft Gallery on 111 N. Frances St.
The reception is on Feb, 8, from 6-8 p.m.