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Deidre Scherer: Surrounded by Family and Friends


February 28 – March 21, 2006

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Surrounded by Family and Friends depicts six distinct death scenes that embrace intergenerational, non-traditional, and culturally diverse family groups. We die surrounded by our relationships, complex and rich. These ties include parents, children, partners, siblings, and friends both human and animal.

Working through hospices, Scherer is invited to witness, draw and photograph families who are caring for a dying person. Her on-site drawers are an active exchange and are the source fro the life-sized panels. Once translated into fabric and thread medium, her work invited a multitude of interpretations.