Claire Putney

Show ran from 8/1/2012 to 8/18/2012

WISH YOU WERE HERE    drawings

Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9pm

Experiences of travel were once shared through the artifact of the postcard. They described the smells, colors and shapes of a landscape that were left to the imagination of the receiver. The magic of hand written letters has been lost to travel blogs, skyping, emails and text messages.

Wish You Were Here pays homage to the hand written postcard. Claire Putney’s large-scale drawings are based upon the written correspondence of loved ones through postcards and personal letters.

Putney’s work explores the relationship between human experience and topographical landscapes. Together, they form an intriguing geography that gives evidence to one’s physical and emotional relationship with a place and the histories that are created there.