I love a good story, especially one that involves the paranormal. One of those stories is of the haunting of the Sallie House in Atchison, Kansas. In the summer of 2020 while the country was shut down I found the podcast “Astonishing Legends” which had an exhausting series on the Sallie House. I was shocked to realize that the Sallie House, considered to be one of the most haunted houses in the United States, was less than an hour away, and could be rented out for overnight stays.
We've Met Before
I call these pieces Quirks. Each one represents the thoughts, experiences, habits, and things overheard that that make up our everyday realities, personalities and personal idiosyncrasies. They’re tiny, as each is just a small part of who we are, and are presented under magnification, as specimens, for personal examination.
The experiences of each Quirk are meant to be humorous but, also, relatable. Even though the faces gazing back may look different from you, my hope is that you’ll feel a sense of shared experience and connection. Maybe you’ve had a similar feeling, worked through the same dilemma, or know someone else who has. Either way, most likely, you’ve been or met these people before.
Wolfe Brack is a self-taught artist born and based in Kansas City, MO and has shown in and around the area for the last 15 years. His work centers around multiples, language systems, and small-scale forms covering large amounts of space. Works include sculpture, ranging from pieces the size of a grain of rice to expansive, land-based installations, ink drawing, and painting.
He is currently the Curator and Operations Manager for the InterUrban ArtHouse, an arts organization and gallery in Overland Park, KS.