Tobia Makover - Myself a Memory
A picture is worth a thousand words...or so they say. In a time where we see social media platforms taking off, we have lost the tangible essence of what a photograph can bring to a home. Memories are destined to fade, yet one local Savannah artist is embracing a thousand year old process to make sure her, albeit faded, memories last.
Tobia Makover, fine art photographer and mixed-media artist is renowned for creating intrigue using timeless imagery combined with Fayum, a unique process of encaustic waxing that dates back to 1st century Egypt. Taking images of her family, places of meaning, and subjects she is intrigued by. Makover attempts to eternalize, not only a memory, but the feelings that come with them.
Tobia will hold her fall exhibition Tobia Makover - Myself a Memory Friday, November 20th, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at 201 East Charlton Street. Makover, born and raised in Atlanta, is a Savannah College of Art and Design graduate in Photography and has been living as a full-time artist in Savannah for over 10 years.
Curated by acclaimed artist Marcus Kenney, the exhibition brings hundreds of pieces together specifically designed for the location. This is Kenney’s first time curating Makover’s work which makes the experience of working with long-time friend and fellow SCAD alumni, Makover, even more special.
Kenney states, “Tobia’s images hold my attention like few others and the truth is that it is what I do not or cannot see in them that captivates me the most. It is my goal with this installation to show a side of her work that few get to witness and to share those memories the way my mind sees them. To see them not as a patron or student but as a memory of myself and ourselves. Her images are our memories, our childhood, our fantasies and our fears.”
The event space at 201 East Charlton Street overlooks historic Lafayette Square and is sponsored by Judge Realty. The property was built in 1852 for Major John Gallie, an officer in the Confederate Army. Designed by John Norris, Savannah's most prominent colonial architect, this historically significant building lends a perfect atmosphere for the event.
Judge Realty has been an advocate of the public and private art sector in Savannah and has brokered locations for both public art productions and pop up venues. Lori Judge, of Judge Realty, mirrors the excitement of the show and its significance,“Tobia has been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s a pleasure to support Tobia’s event while continuing my mission of supporting local and regional artists. Because of invested artists like Tobia, the Savannah’s artistic economy is becoming more stable.”
Fellow artist, exhibit designer and preparator at Telfair Museum of Art, Heath Ritch will be installing the exhibition.