Art: Inside Out

When my grandfather returned from service in 1946,he and his new bride were lucky to find an apartment for rent. Four years ofwar production had left the U.S in the midst of a housing crisis, but

Jennifer Purdum, Trojan House III. Ink and Latex on paper.
Jennifer Purdum, Trojan House III. Ink and Latex on paper.

When my grandfather returned from service in 1946, he and his new bride were lucky to find an apartment for rent. Four years of war production had left the U.S in the midst of a housing crisis, but unlike today’s calamitous market, this crisis was spawned by a lack of housing. The solution? Suburban development. 2011 Golden Ticket Award Winner Jennifer Purdum opens Inside Out at The Clifton Cultural Arts Center, a solo exhibition that explores our relationship to the domestic structures we build. Purdum’s large-scale works on paper are born of the dislocation wrought by the destruction of her home during Hurricane Katrina, the community that came together in its aftermath, and the difficult relocation that followed. Inside Out considers an archetypal facet of the American Dream. Thursday, March 8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through March 23. The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is located at 3711 Clifton Ave. 513-497-2860, cliftonculturalarts.org.

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