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Part of the Homage Series by Brooklyn-based artist Jeff Wallace, this work is titled "Light in August." Paper assemblage in color blocks of green, blue gray and ivory and black in shadowbox frame. One of several Homage pieces available. .
The origins of Jeff Wallace’s work lay in personal experience: in 2012, as elderly relatives began showing signs of failing health and memory loss he was left to manage their personal effects. Gathering and organizing their correspondence, papers, photographs and books, he recognized how the various ephemera together formed a distinct, personal narrative, documenting a sequence of moments that collectively recount a lifetime.
In his work, Wallace explores the role of revision and palimpsest as it relates to memory – the continuous process through which stories overlap, become diluted or erased over time.
‘My paintings and installations are constructions that amplify the relationship between time and memory. I use materials that may be familiar to a viewer, but are not immediately recognizable out of context. With this medium, I am interested in preserving the ‘what was’ and in elevating the ‘as is’ to represent what remains present in memory with the passing of time – the colors, light, shapes and patterns of what is encountered in daily life.’