Parlor Project

Sarah Gjertson’s “Parlor Project”
January 4 – March 18, 2007

School of Art and Art History faculty member Sarah Gjertson spent a year documenting the culture of the neighborhood beauty parlor in Colorado and beyond – a unique setting for conversation and community. Parlor Project features video, photographs, found objects and sculpture that represent the gradual dissapearance of a generation and culture. “In these places, you get to see the giant person that is in the little old lady,” Gjertson observes. “There are these huge personalities in what look like frail packages.”