Liza Brenner's and Kathleen Byrd's collaboration considers the theme of nostalgia, a peculiar kind of memory that includes visceral longing. Their works explore the immediate potency and some of the triggers of nostalgia, such as places (landscapes and interiors), photographs and figures, that bring the past into the present moment. Their collaboration has included sharing works in progress, discussing artistic concepts, influences, and techniques; and ultimately working together on a mixed media painting with poetry. The evening will feature paintings, poetry reading, and conversation with the artists.
Liza Brenner teaches art and Kathleen Byrd teaches writing at South Puget Sound Community College.