Darlene Kaczmarczyk's avatar Darlene Kaczmarczyk

This series creates visual metaphors that refer to the process of memory loss. Like many of the baby boom generation, the artist has cared for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and worrys this disease will affect her, as it does 1 in 9 Americans over 65 – mostly women. She creates still life images and photographic collages using in part, vintage photographs and mementos that tell her relative’s specific story, but also objects that evoke the brain structure and its fragility and represent the gradual disintegration of one’s faculties. Kaczmarczyk has exhibited her work at the Toledo Museum of Art, Purdue University, the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, and Washington University St. Louis, among others. In the past few years, she was awarded artist's residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center in Georgia. She is a Professor of Photography at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI.

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  • Year created: 2016
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