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terri phillips in artlab fall 2013
Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips gave an artist talk at AMUM (Art Museum of the University of Memphis) on November 30th at noon Central Time. This was an opportunity to visit Phillip's ArtLab installation and hear her speak about her work! This was an educational way to spend Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The talk began promptly at noon, and coffee and snacks were enjoyed prior to the talk. (Terri Phillips was at the Museum from 11:30am until 2:00pm. Many clicked attend here! See the artist talk here (part 1) and here (part 2). Thanks to all who came out for the talk!


Listen to Terri Phillip's dynamic soundtrack for her ArtLab installation here


We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Taking the title from Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, this installation of sculpture and sound is based on a combination of Jackson's narrative and Phillips own experience returning home after many years away. Some materials are objects from her childhood home and others are from the local area. The Iron Maiden sculpture is made from a plant called Arkansas Toothpick found in Shelby Farms. The soundtrack is composed from pieces recorded in Memphis in 2012-2013. The work addresses isolation, family relationships, histories and secrets, and the ties that bind.

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips standing amidst her ArtLab installation.

Terri Phillips standing amidst her ArtLab installation

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips


We Have Always Lived in the Castle



Bio

Terri Phillips is a sculptor and writer who also makes short films, photographs and performances. Her work uses an abstract narrative to explore history, memory, meaning and identity. Born in Alabama, Phillips received her MFA from CalArts after studying at Beaux-Arts in Paris, and received her BA from Pepperdine University. She has exhibited and curated internationally. She was a founding member of the artist collaborative space WPA in Chinatown. Chapel of Yes at TOPS Gallery was Phillips' first solo exhibition in Memphis. She is currently living and working in Memphis.


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