Burlington City Arts

Navigating Memory: Exploring Place

January 22, 2016 - April 9, 2016


Navigating Memory: Exploring Place presented the work of three artists who explored the role of memory, biography, and personal context in establishing historical narratives. Each artist in the exhibition spoke of similar social experiences that, to varying degrees, informed the style and content of their work.

Landscapes are used as a way to visualize impermanence and transformation. Architectural buildings were incorporated as structures that represent personal, autobiographical, and social narratives. As both a physical process and conceptual practice, collage became a thread woven throughout the exhibition. And, in distinct ways, personal and/or public archival materials became sources that brought forward the larger social implications embedded in each artist’s work.

While the techniques vary from figurative to abstract and experimental, Navigating Memory: Exploring Place focused on each artist's diversely informed world view to discuss the ways past experiences inform their artistic practice.

Artists: Nurjahan Akhlaq, Seher Shah, Aqsa Shakil


All January BCA Center exhibitions were sponsored by Hotel Vermont.

Navigating Memory was presented with support from Main Street Landing and Lisa Schamberg.

Funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Farrell Distributing, Harpoon Brewery, Fluid Bar Service and Misery Loves Co. are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.