Gail Grinnell’s …and there is this lingering thought. sparks reflection on the world we live in and ourselves at the Shaw Gallery at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Gail Grinnell: …and there is this lingering thought.
January 26–March 30, 2024
opening reception: Friday, January 26, 6-8 pm
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Ogden, Utah
Join the Shaw Gallery at Weber State University for Gail Grinnell’s …and there is this lingering thought., a large-scale suspended installation using evocative materials including mended, tenderly groomed and repurposed blue plastic tarps as well as meticulous drawings on non-woven, translucent polyester interfacing.
Her work is a meditation on the widespread proliferation of makeshift tent cities in urban settings and the lone shelters she often encounters throughout the deserts of the western United States. Drawing on the haunting history of her childhood community—a military installation tasked with creating plutonium for the atomic bomb—she is reminded that she’s caught up in the co-mingling of historical events with personal matters of the heart.
Grinnell’s exhibition …and there is this lingering thought. asks visitors to contemplate how we attempt to nurture ourselves, one another, and our dreams while standing on the contaminated ground of our own recent past.