Wylie Garcia, Abbey Meaker, Sarah O Donnell, Rebecca Weisman, and Mary Zompetti
In August of 2015, the austere rooms of a former orphanage on the grounds of Burlington College were transformed into artworks for the exhibition An Order. Five Vermont-based artists, Wylie Garcia, Abbey Meaker, Sarah O Donnell, Rebecca Weisman, and Mary Zompetti each created art installations in both the domestic and religious spaces of the former Saint Joseph’s Providence Orphan Asylum.
This exhibition invited noted Vermont artists to investigate the space, using photography, video, sound, and light to explore the building’s spaces and history. The artists installed the works just prior to the exhibition, and de-installed them following the closing, making space for the planned housing developments that will reshape the orphanage.