Truths We Forgot to Lie About
Truths We Forgot To Lie About
Eli Hansen and Joey Piecuch
February 19th – March 15th
Why are bootleggers romanticized? Why are meth cooks ostracized? Why is the Northwest home to so many bootleggers, meth cooks, serial killers and craftspeople? Does the geography of this area create a space for this kind of activity? Or do we create these stories and myths to fit the geography?
The distillation of a mixture into its individual components will indicate its origins. To combine elements will create a new substance, or perhaps a story. Eli Hansen and Joey Piecuch created a series of objects, chemical reactions and tinctures to study historical and geographical connections in the Northwest. These objects will be on view at the Helm Gallery in Tacoma from February 19th – March 15th.
Through garage chemistry, traditional craftsmanship, backyard naturopathy and a limited budget, Hansen and Piecuch attempt to assemble a collection of stories, distillations and reactions to the geography and history of the Northwest.
Eli Hansen and Joey Piecuch live in Tacoma, Washington. Currently, they both work for Martin Blank as studio assistants. Piecuch’s schooling and work history is in chemistry and botany, Hansen’s as a bookbinder and glassmaker.
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