Coming Home

Kay Healy
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
In partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Opening Reception: 
April 19, 2013 5:30pm
April 19, 2013 to August 18, 2013

This life-sized fabric installation features three hand-drawn, screen-printed, sewn and stuffed fabric rooms. Each is based on descriptions of childhood homes in the Philadelphia area. The interviewees are from different neighborhoods, time periods, and cultural backgrounds, but the piece weaves together these distinct memories emphasizing the commonalities of the human experience to form a collective representation of home. Healy received a BA from Oberlin College, and an MFA from the University of the Arts in Book Arts and Printmaking. She recently completed a 40-foot installation for the Philadelphia International Airport. In 2012, she was awarded a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artist. She lives in Philadelphia and is a visiting assistant professor of Painting and Printmaking at Ursinus College.