The word “melt” suggests potential, a process triggered by a reaction. What triggers is numerous, but how do traditions, roles, definitions, entire notions of being and selfhood begin to melt away through our work? What gets left behind? The artists featured in the exhibition Melt, as stated by curator Camile E. Messerly, “are in-transition,” but where are they going? And are we as viewers on this same journey? This work required to proceed from one place to another–whether physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional–occupied me as I analyzed William Plummer’s installation Passages to my Ā pó: Transplanted Joss.
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Melt showcases artists working in the realm of the in-between. The in-between relies on objects and sensations to unpack our understanding of home. Located somewhere between documentary and fiction, Lauren Whitacre’s images hint at the relationship between generations of women. Specifically, Whitacre explores her own relationship with her mother by means of constructed joint memories.