An Experiment in Art and Education
Graphicstudio Curator/Registrar, Kristin DuFrain, recently completed an installation of Allan McCollum’s “Each and Every One of You” at La Salle de Bains in Lyon, France. The curators, Jill Gasparina and Caroline Soyez-Petithomme, put the show together, which features over 1200 framed images of the most popular names according to U.S. Census data. The exhibition is showing at La Salle de Bains until January 22, 2011.
More about Each and Every One of You
Allan McCollum’s Each and Every One of You, is an arresting exploration of the emotional investment we all share in giving each other names. “There is a fearful void,” says McCollum, “in the gap between the names we are given and the presence we have with one another.”
Hoping to evoke an avalanche of memory and feeling with the simplest of means, he researched the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent compilation of common names used in the U.S., and produced 3 portfolios of 1200 prints each: the 600 most common female names and the 600 most common male names. Each portfolio is ordered according to popularity into two handmade walnut boxes. Each and Every One of You was first exhibited at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. It is now exhibiting at the La Salle de Bains in Lyon, France, until January 22, 2011. The piece was recently included in Graphicstudio’s body of work accepted into the National Gallery of Art collection (more here).
If you’d like to see this exhibition, and you won’t be in France this January, you can wait to see it at the USFCAM in January 2012. We’ll keep you posted on the details.