Exhibition Detail

Emily Orzech: Turn


Emily Orzech (MFA 2010)

I am interested in the intersection between embodied experience and social structures. My newest series, Family History, is a meditation on illness, caregiving, and the experience of navigating the broken healthcare system. In Turn, I re-enact the motion of turning someone over in bed using a blanket, an action that had to be repeated every two hours throughout the night. In this series I use self-portraiture as a way to reconstruct memory. The process of layering and sanding away these images, produced through over thirty layers of screenprint, mimics the simultaneous clarity and intangibility of these memories.

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This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.