ALLANAH PETIT DE MANGE CURTIS
Place... What’s it to Ya?
Think for a moment about a place that has meaning for you. This can be any type of place and for whatever reasons. This cognitive-emotional bond that evolves between individuals and these places is known as Place Attachment.
Curtis’ work revolves around and explores this concept by using the places which she has an attachment towards and uses the memories/experiences which helped to form these strong bonds to create paintings which often take on a sculptural form due to the action of gathering found objects within these spaces and constructing them into finished pieces. By using this technique, the place becomes physically apart of the painting process, which in turn, has caused the relationship between Curtis and these
places to become stronger.