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June 26 - July 19, 2020

Virtual Opening, Friday, June 26, 7 pm
featuring a livestream video of the exhibition on Facebook

Artspace Members Exhibition

Installed at the Gallery

Jere Kittle

Junk Drawer: Stay Home Project #3

Photographic installation
Helena Davis Gallery

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'Whistle,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle

'Rubber Band Ball,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Address Book,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Photo Viewer,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle

This is how a simple observation can turn into a task, then a project, evoke memories, invite introspection and become an exhibition.

In the time of the pandemic when a total disruption in normal life has affected everyone uncompromisingly, reality has reshaped and ways of perceiving flow into it. Suddenly, as if waiting to be recognized, the little things in life including our closest personal spaces begin to look different.

Take for instance, the junk drawer. The ease at which I can turn a task into a project both amazes and confuses me. Getting carried away, some call it. For now, away seems a satisfying place to be.

These are objects that have taken up residence in what commonly is called a junk drawer, along with a few other catch-all places. With time to allow for some close inspection, I wondered why the objects in the drawer were there in the first place and not lost or tossed. And I pondered their origin and meaning, if any.

I determined that there was a reason for holding on to every object and the reasons vary widely:
Usefulness - not today, but has potential for practical or creative usefulness in the future.
Sentiment - a memento from an event.
Aesthetically pleasing or interesting - not to display necessarily, but to not discard
Amusement or novelty - makes me smile
Symbolic - of a place or time or person
Misplaced assignment - e.g. object correctly belongs in the tool box or sewing basket
Historical significance, i.e. reveals my age
Mystery - I don't know what the hell it is or why I have it
Love - a small gift or token of affection

At the conclusion of the project, I have these drawers containing random and unrelated stuff. I'll probably box it all up and label it. But I will also have photographic documentation of its contents and some fond memories of this time when there was time to see differently.

Jere Kittle, "Junk Drawer" jerekittle.com



Photography 6" x 6" Prints, $6 each (multiples available on request)

'Tool,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Virginia is for Lovers,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Values List,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Voltage Tester,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Glass Leaf,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'World Globe,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Ball Chain,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Cassette,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Capo,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Small World Globe,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Clothespin,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Feed Me With Your Kiss,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Butterfly Wing,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Brownie Cap,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Address Book,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Thumb Drive,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Thimble,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Sewing Gauge,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Die,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Cup Hook,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Clown Nose,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Watches,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Doggie,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Door Stop,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Eyeball Ball,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Black Feather,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Old Soy Sauce,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Stamps,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'String,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Dragonfly Wing,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Nylon String,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Orthodontic Retainer,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Shell,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Rusted Iron,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Thermometer Key Ring,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Bahamas Dollar,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Jar,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Super8 Camera Button,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Aliens,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Brown Feather,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Biograph Theater Button,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Trackball,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Alfred Hitchcock Stamp,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Bull Nose Ring,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Bobbin,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Fortune Sing,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Beads,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Rubber Bands,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Rubber Band Ball,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Sewing Repair Kit,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'iPod Shuffle,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Dark Glass,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Snake Skin,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Tape Measure,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Tassel,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Suction Cup Hook,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Ear Buds,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Sea Glass,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Purell,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'I Love You,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'K,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Hot Sauce,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Moth Wing,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'No Cash Value,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Pencil,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Photo Viewer,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Guitar Pick,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Electrical Outlet Adapter,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Joker,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Love Note,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Keys,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Novelty Lens Cloth,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Happy Face Hacky Sack,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Fortune Happiness,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Hourglass,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Kazoo,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Clay Face,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Binder Clip,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Compass,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Date Stamp,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Hand,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Clear Glass Marble,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Film Canister,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Wooden Heart,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Eyeglass Repair Kit,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Twine,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Rock,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Pouch,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Ribbon,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Back Scratcher,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Bell,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Glass Heart,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Blue Marble,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Rusty Decoration,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Extra Buttons,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Three Buttons,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Caliper,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Chucky Cheese,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Black Bird,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle 'Whistle,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle
'Fortune Fool,' Photography, 6 x 6 inch prints, by Jere Kittle        

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