Shadow box with a leafy background in a tan color. Across the top vertically run ribbons. At the bottom are three busts of women dressed in fabric, lace, jewels, and flowers.

Not a Story to Pass On

The works of Jennifer Davis Carey and Scarlett Hoey use enameling, collage, and photography to explore history, culture, collecting, and personal agency.

Jennifer Davis Carey and Scarlett Hoey work at the intersection of art and history. The double meaning of the title of this exhibition “Not a Story to Pass On,” is essential to understanding the work of each artist, which includes collage, enamel work, and photography.  Carey and Hoey each tell a story with their work, one that is too important to miss, and at the same time it is not a story to carry through history—one that must be understood but not repeated. This exhibition confronts history, giving voice to stories that have been misinterpreted, hidden, or ignored.  It is also about the role of vision in history—who do we see, and how do we see them?  Who has been allowed to be seen throughout history and who has been silenced?

Join us for a reception celebrating the exhibition Saturday, February 24, 6:00-8:00!

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Dates: February 17 - June 2, 2024
Participating artists: Jennifer Davis Carey, Scarlett Hoey
Shadow box with rectangle objects inside, each showing a photograph of an enslaved person. Across these hang a pair of slave chains.
Jennifer Davis Carey, American History X, Mixed media
Photograph of a black and white photo in an oval mat. The subject is a woman in a floral and abstract patterned dress, colored red and green.
Jennifer Davis Carey, Delia in African Attire
Photo of a dark grey tombstone with a broken left corner with the name Dinah at the top.
Scarlett Hoey, Dinah
Photograph of two photos inside a small case. The photo on the left is a woman in a blue dress. The photo on the right is a man in a bright green shirt.
Jennifer Davis Carey, Drana and Jack Daguerreotype
Photograph of a tombstone with an angel head carved into the top
Scarlett Hoey, Flora
Shadow box with a tan background. Across it are various objects, such as a woman to the bottom right leaning on a pedestal, a white cloth to the top left, and various pieces of paper across the background.
Jennifer Davis Carey, New Arrival