In my series “Memory of Memory,” I use the power of nostalgia to evoke cherished memories from my childhood spent in my grandmother’s house. These paintings are a tribute to the ordinary items, and games that were an integral part of my upbringing. Each one is reimagined through paint and brought to life on small, square panels. At the same, I select a board game as an outline and aim to inventory the access points of these memories through multiple channels. Painting each piece with vibrant colors, I breathe new life into the familiar and invite you to reminisce with me.
Payton Shoup’s paintings on panels extract significant objects from her childhood memories. She received the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship. Her work has been exhibited in the 36th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition and the Undergraduate Capstone Exhibition in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. Her related experience includes the Gallery Management class and a Tuxedo internship at Assemblage, a local private collection. She will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in painting, after participating in the 2023 capstone show.