Kerri Reid
Souvenirs (Sointula)

seven ceramic stones in a vitrine next to photos of their döpplegangers on a beach
Kerri Reid, Souvenirs (Sointula), 2014. C-prints and stoneware with underglazes.

Like many people, Kerri Reid has a habit of collecting stones from beaches, streets, and ditches as she travels. Subject to this micro-geological movement, these rocks become displaced, marking an idosyncratic attraction or affection that compelled someone to pick them up and deposit them elsewhere. In her Souvenirs series, Reid makes ceramic copies of the stones she has collected, before returning the original back to approximately where she had found it. Souvenirs (Sointula) is a collection of seven such ceramic copies and photographs of the original stones returned to where they were found—on a beach near Sointula, BC, which is frequently visited by Northern Resident Orcas, who rub their bellies on the rocks.

Artist bio:

Kerri Reid is a visual artist who is originally from Vancouver.  She currently lives and works in Sointula, BC, where she and her husband Tyler Brett co-direct the Sointula Art Shed, a small artist residency/project space.  They also play music together as The Department, with shows in Reykjavik, San Francisco, Saskatoon, Dawson City, and in Bruno, SK.

The Sointula Art Shed - Kerri Reid - The Department

 

seven ceramic stones in a vitrine next to photos of their döpplegangers on a beach
Kerri Reid, Souvenirs (Sointula), 2014. C-prints and stoneware with underglazes.