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Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman - Saved: Objects of the Dead - a photographic/poetic exploration @ Horace Williams House

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host artists Jody Servon and Lorene Delany-Ullman in its October 2017 exhibition, which is also part of the Triangle-wide CLICK! Photographic Festival. Saved: Objects of the Dead is a photographic/poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death and memory. Comprising color photographs and prose poems about the material possessions people have saved after the death of a loved one, the exhibition considers how memories of the dead become rooted in ordinary objects and how those objects convey memories of the deceased to the living. The artists emphasize how objects of the dead are powerful markers of social, economic and memorial identity working as triggers for stories, images, past relationships and experiences.

This project was conceived by Jody Servon after the death of four loved ones in a single year. In collaboration with Lorene Delany-Ullman, Servon composed interview questions for the owners of the revered objects grieving friends and family had asked her to photograph. The ensuing poems by Delany-Ullman emanate from those interviews.

As part of the CLICK! Photo Festival the artists invite participants to connect with their project’s Instagram and Facebook pages (links below) based on Building community around memory, loss and death.


Reception: Sunday, October 1st from 2:00-4:00pm

Preservation Chapel Hill,

Horace Williams House, 

610, East Rosemary Street,

Chapel Hill,

NC 27514

Tel: 919-942-7818

Hours: Thursday and Friday, 12:00-4:00pm, Sundays 2-5pm

Other days: By appointment only