Opening Reception December 1, 6:00–9:00 PM
“As I look through the lens of my iPhone camera, I see Eddie’s and my day-to-day life together against the backdrop of his playing ‘Tea For Two’ on the piano and my singing along almost every night for the past 50 years. The ‘now’ blends into ‘then’ with soft washes of black and white memories.”
In 2015, during Detroit’s third coldest February on record, Patricia Lay-Dorsey began documenting her daily life with her husband, Eddie. Because she relies on a mobility scooter to get around, single digit temperatures and heavy snowfall kept the artist at home, requiring her to shift her creative focus to personal subject matter while also experimenting with a new tool for visual storytelling: her iPhone. The result is the series Tea for Two, a quiet yet heartfelt meditation upon 50 years of intimacy and companionship.
Also published on Medium.