Rae Stern: In Fugue
September 26, 2019- January 4, 2020
Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
Rae Stern: In Fugue features new, groundbreaking works in porcelain and paper. The exhibition focuses on the elusive and ephemeral nature of memory as both a personal and universal phenomenon. Through the manipulation of translucent attributes of porcelain and paper, and with innovative use of digital technology, the works pose questions about the relationship between object, memory, and time.Stern conducted community outreach to locate pre-WWII images from the personal albums of local Kansas City Holocaust survivors and their family members. The images depicted in the porcelain lithophanes portray daily scenes from pre-war life in communities across Europe that were later annihilated.