KayLynn Deveney

The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings

June 5, 2009 - June 28, 2009

KayLynn Deveney has chronicled her relationship with an elderly neighbor in southern Wales in The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings. Her work is sited where Bert’s autobiographical vision, based in life experience and feeling, met the new eye of a stranger. Together their visions and versions of his day-to-day experience sit side by side to create a new tale, told with folded pajamas, a broken daffodil and captions written in Bert’s wavering handwriting. As Deveney says - “At the end of this project Bert and I, of course, maintained our individual perspectives, but I think we were richer, too, for being informed by one another.”