FINDERS, KEEPERS

A Masters of Fine Arts exhibition by Lucy Bea Jost.

An exploration of how discarded-and-then-reclaimed childhood artifacts can communicate details of our relationship with material culture and our past and present selves. Using children’s toys sourced from the Saint Vincent De Paul Dig ‘N Save Liquidation Center in Madison, WI,  I used these objects in partnership with artifacts from my own childhood collections to develop memory-based narratives. These spaces speak to our relationship with objects of the past, the dichotomy between childhood and adulthood, and the “grown-up” associations we might place on these objects today.

FINDERS KEEPERS
FINDERS KEEPERS

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

FINDERS KEEPERS
FINDERS KEEPERS

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE WORKBENCH
THE WORKBENCH

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE WORKBENCH
THE WORKBENCH

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE WORKBENCH
THE WORKBENCH

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE WORKBENCH
THE WORKBENCH

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE WORKBENCH
THE WORKBENCH

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

UNTITLED (THE BUFFALO)
UNTITLED (THE BUFFALO)

2014 Mixed Media Object Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography

THE TROPHY ROOM
THE TROPHY ROOM

2014 Mixed Media Installation Dimensions Variable Photography courtesy of Jena Schleis Photography