The Neche Collection
Lecture by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt and closing party.

Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 – 7:30-11:00pm 

Join us for a lecture by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt on the Neche Collection. Stick around afterwards for drinks and music!

Artist Veronica Corzo-Duchardt’s Neche Collection is a set of minimal, atmospheric prints and print / photo diptychs that retell the story of her grandfather Neche’s life across an archive of his precious, quotidian possessions: shoe horns, graph paper, toys. After Neche’s death, Veronica inherited items that spoke clearly about his heritage as a Cuban exile of Lebanese descent, and as a career accountant. She also inherited her grandfather’s desire to document. Making use of abstracted color fields, re-contextualized language and representative graphic renderings, Veronica translates these material touchstones into a paper narrative of her familial history.