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Department of Art

Jan 8 2015 - 10:56am


The Framemaker proudly presents “The Existence of Emptiness” a photography exhibit by artist Karla Tucker. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on January 8, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of January during normal business hours (Mon.
through Fri. 10 a.m.
 – 5 p.m.).

This series is about the silent pain a person can suffer from when watching a loved one lose her mind and home due to Alzheimer’s disease. When the disease takes over brain function, the person starts to lose memory (as if it’s possible for someone’s mind to be filled with emptiness). Originally, the series began by exploring the fear of what Alzheimer’s disease is capable of. Over the last year it evolved into an expression of both pain and fear due to the appearance of my grandmother’s empty home. These photographs document the remains of her house and how the existence of emptiness filled the space she once called home.

Karla Tucker is currently a senior at Austin Peay State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art. Tucker lives and works in Clarksville, Tenn., but after graduating, she plans to pursue a Master of Fine Art. Her photographs have won local awards, helped her receive grants and scholarships, as well as a recent honorary membership into Clarksville’s Friends of Photography group.