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Family Gathering
Family Gathering
Second-hand shoes, spray paint, acrylic paint, cut-outs of tapestry on welcome mat
23.5 x 16 inches

Artist: Yekta Çetinkaya
Location: Peach Corner Store (Chinatown)

Family Gathering is the recreation of a visual memory, of piles of shoes, taken off and placed on welcome mats at crowded family gatherings during holiday seasons in the artist’s home country, Turkey. Cutouts from a tapestry are placed inside the shoes, referencing the geographical visual culture.

Photo credit: Rémi Thériault