Conversation | What Remains

Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O'Briant

Curated by Kathryn Gremly

Penland Gallery, Penland, NC October 3 - November 19, 2017

Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX February 1 - March 3, 2018

Penland Gallery

 Installation Detail, All the Good Things, 2017, photo: Penland Gallery

Installation Detail, All the Good Things, 2017, photo: Penland Gallery


Packing my things into boxes, displaced and out of order, I think will remember when I get there.

Uprooted and in motion, I carry things with me.

Unpacking some, forgetting others, I remake my home with objects collected along the way. Boxes of graters and mixers,

And kettles,

And whisks,

And pots,

And bottles,

And cups,

And spoons

give me a familiar context to which I return each day.

When the duration of the unsettlement begins to weigh heavy, so do the objects. I find, discard and collect as I look for order while reconstructing the home.

I rely on new relationships for a new foundation. With generosity and gratitude, I am rooted.