Leu Art Gallery (Belmont University) / 1900 Belmont Blvd May 21, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Laura Petrovich-Cheney is a sculptor whose work mirrors the human experience, so full of transformation, second chances, reinvention, and resilience. Her work finds meaning within experienced natural disasters and the debris that litters the affected communities. The once organized neighborhoods become recognizable only as piles of rubble haphazardly distributed during the chaos of the storm. These devastations serve as evidence to how we all suffer loss regardless of color, language or economic status. Our hearts break equally and painfully. Laura’s own story unfolded when her parents lost their home after Hurricane Sandy; and subsequently, her father eventually lost his life repairing that home.

Life in Patterns features works created with reclaimed materials from the Gatlinburg fires of 2016 and Hurricane Sandy (2012).