Recollection/Re-Collection, works by Jane Waggoner Deschner


  • Categories: Art | Exhibit
  • Event posted: Nov. 7, 2012
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

JANE EXPRESSES A PERSONAL NARRATIVE that examines her past, present, and future. Disappointing experiences and interrupted expectations of “happy family” zigzagged through her life, eventually leading her to collect and explore mid-20th Century vernacular photographs.

Family photos present the universality (and interchangeability) of our everyday lives – personal, intimate documents of certainty (idealized and realistically unreal as they are). People were first able to take their own photographs in the late 1800s. Since then, snapshooting has become a widespread act of creative expression and selective remembrance practiced by virtually everyone. Studio portraits taken by quasi-professionals commemorate life’s important passages. Billions of scraps of paper – snapshots, studio portraits and school photographs – record snippets of lives. They show the way we wish our families and ourselves could have been and point to bigger truths shared among us.

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages


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