Remembering: Works by Jen McKnight

Jen McKnight:

“This year I tasked myself with creating a collection of memory palaces: work designed to help my family remember my father, who passed away in November of 2015. It’s an interesting challenge to try to distill all the complexity of an oddball, craftsman, chemist, academic, writer, southerner, and charismatic into a few images. Some posters reference cabinets of wonder, and the act of excavating my parents’ house. Each work was developed through short essay work, and chronicles a midwestern family’s foibles, my father’s decline, and a family’s work to make sense of loss.”