Exhibition Reviews

Frank McEntire’s Spontaneous Memorial

At the Springville Museum of Art last week Frank McEntire installed the tenth-anniversary version of Spontaneous Memorial, the project inspired by the lives lost on September 11th that he has exhibited every year for the past eight.

McEntire’s project was inspired by the “spontaneous memorials” he and his wife Marjorie found on a visit to New York two months after the 9/11 attacks. “Altar-like memorials abutted the city sidewalks wherever we found a fire station or a fence,” he writes. “New Yorkers and visitors continually replenished the make-shift altars throughout the city offering flowers, notes, prayers, even their silence—tokens of remembrance, admiration, and grief…”

Read the full article in the September 2011 edition of 15 Bytes.

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