Trish Crapo
The Presence of Absence

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Perhaps you already know how easily the memory of a lost loved one can become a phantom companion. Through photographs, video, and spoken word created at a remote shack in the wild dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Crapo explores whether wind, a clothesline, and a white nightgown can summon someone from the other side.


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Artist led synchronous online visual/poetry event moderated by Samantha Wood

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12-12:30 p.m. ET

Trish Crapo portrait
Trish Crapo is a writer and visual artist who lives in Leyden, MA. Her photography, collage, and altered books have been exhibited in Western Mass; Boston; Vermont; at The New School in New York City; in Moscow and Tula, Russia; and in Havana, Cuba. She has twice been awarded artist's residencies in the dune shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore. A UMass Amherst alumni, she received her MFA in Writing in 1989. Find out more at:

Samantha Wood in her studio
Samantha Wood is a UMass alum, artist, journalist and a fellow member with Crapo in the Exploded View artist collaborative.