Galleries | Art
The "Confession" exhibition by Louisiana artist Jes Schrom features vintage handkerchiefs hung on clothes lines in the gallery. Each handkerchief is embroidered with text revealing a secret, which range in content from silly things like "I shave my big toe," to more serious secrets such as, "Sometimes I cry at night," and "Son, he's not your real father."
This select collection of secrets originated from a public art project Schrom created for Flux Projects, called "Secrets of Atlanta." Participants were able to anonymously submit private information through locked boxes stationed around the city. No names, no trails from the post office, no handwriting analysis, no preplan of what to say, no recognizable links at all.
The private confessions were then made public by distributing printed paper towels via public rest rooms. For this exhibit, however, more permanent 'canvases' were used in the form of the embroidered handkerchiefs displaying the secrets. Admission:
Adult: $5; Child/Student/Senior: $3; Children under 2 FREE