In this show I’ll further explore the seemingly natural impulse towards keeping objects and the accidental collections that may result, starting with the Junk Drawer. Called by different names and located in various places within the home, it’s that catch-all place where you put things you’ll likely need again but don’t have anywhere else for them to go. It seems to be a byproduct of necessity & space and I’m curious how others sort & store the things they keep. While looking over the objects I’ve precisely assembled together that have come out of my parents’ junk drawer, I’m asking viewers to also share stories, memories and pictures of their current or past junk drawers as part of my ongoing research into this tendency.
People can send in their junk drawer experiences via my website www.kerryphillipsart.com/junkdrawer or in person while visiting the exhibition.