An installation by Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles
In this one-day installation of multimedia work created specifically with the White-Ellery House in mind, artists Leslie Lyman and Karen Battles explore time, memory and imagination, focusing attention on the quotidian things people leave behind – photos, letters, clothing, boxes, books, etc. Using a thematic structure, the artists have designated that each of the five rooms in the house communicate a single concept – the Word, the Stitch, the Image, the Year and the Box – with the intention of placing the viewer in a different time and asking them to ponder the lives of those who lived here long ago. This program is free and open to the public.
Karen and Leslie are both mixed media artists living in Newburyport and Beverly Farms respectively.
The White-Ellery House (1710), owned and operated by the Cape Ann Museum, has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations since 2010. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is free and open to the public on select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. Visitors are invited to explore the art installation and the historic house and property. Karen Battles and Leslie Lyman will be available to discuss their work and Museum staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions about the House.
This will be the final installation in the 2016 Insights On Site series.