On Saturday May 9th, NEAR*BY Curatorial Collective hosted “Heirloom: an exhibition of objects from the childhood homes of artists” at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington.

Knowing that visually sensitive artists are so often effected by their early environment—and that aesthetic tastes can be something creative people are both born with and cultivate over the span of a lifetime—NEAR*BY sought to find a visible missing link between a dozen artists’ formative cultural experiences and their current artistic output.

With that aim in mind, four curators chose three different artists to each pick an object from their childhood domestic world that reflects the questions they remain concerned with asking in their own work. Artists were interviewed about their chosen subject and as a result of those conversations, NEAR*BY created a standalone catalogue with text from each curator and corresponding photographs describing the objects’ significance. View or download the complete catalog: HeirloomCatalog.pdf by Jiemei Lin.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015. 7 – 10 p.m.
Wave Pool Gallery
2940 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati

* Chelsea Baker * Amanda Checco * Lizzy DuQuette * Izy Hardy * Sarah Jones * Brent Lashley * Caleb Marhoover * Jamie Muenzer * Matthew Shackelford * Nic Scrimenti * CM Turner * Christy Whittmer *