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“Rinsing the Bones” Exhibition Coming to Santa Monica

The Event Offers a Curator and Artist-Led Walkthrough

The opening of Jenny Yurshansky’s solo exhibition, “Rinsing the Bones,” which delves into the transmission of embodied trauma resulting from generational displacement onto future generations, is coming to Santa Monica. 

The event offers a curator and artist-led walkthrough, as well as participation in “Unfolded Narratives,” an all-ages drawing workshop and engagement session with the artist and The Running Stitch collective.

Over the past two years, Yurshansky conducted a series of community-based workshops in the greater Los Angeles area, providing an opportunity for participants to share their migration stories, whether personal or ancestral. 

The collected materials served as the basis for the exhibition, showcasing entirely new artworks. Among the featured pieces are a large-scale quilt installation composed of illustrated family narratives, playable X-ray film records that erode over time, 3D-printed sculptures resembling bones and representing cherished handheld heirlooms of the participants, and photograms that mimic airport X-rays.

The exhibition will be open for public viewing at 3026 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA from July 8 to November 30, 2023, during which visitors are encouraged to share their migration histories, delve into memories stored in the body, and explore the complexities of inter-generational trauma.

For more information, go to https://18thstreet.org/event/exhibition-opening-jenny-yurshansky-rinsing-the-bones/

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