Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget

about the Exhibit

Through a poetic dance of painting, sculpture, photography and more — Christa and Beau Allen Collins depict the ever shifting nature of memory and the harmony of duality.

"FORGETTING TO REMEMBER: REMEMBERING TO FORGET" is an immersive and thought-provoking art exhibition that explores the intricate tapestry of individual and collective recollections.

images by Nicole Hernadez & Lindsey Kiesgen

Christa and Beau Allen Collins explore the intricate terrain of memory, both collective and individual, through the artistry of creative synergy. As a married couple deeply committed to their craft, these artists have seamlessly blended their distinct perspectives into a harmonious collaboration.

The exhibition presents a rich assortment of artworks that delve into the ever-shifting essence of memory and creates an open dialogue of valued dissimilarities. Through a mesmerizing interplay of mediums, the artists skillfully navigate the nuanced contrast between interpretations, unraveling the intricate threads that weave together the fabric of remembrance. 

About the artists

CHRISTA COLLINS  (b. 1996, Nashville, TN) is a multi media artist, sculptor, and musician. Primarily focusing on abstract expressionism, she is passionate about creating work that resonates with profound emotion and fervent expression. Her work explores the harmonious fusion of neutral tones and diverse mixed media, pushing the boundaries of convention. Christa is celebrated for her innovative use of unexpected materials, infusing her pieces with a palpable texture that captivates the senses. She believes in the power of artistic expression to transcend language, forging universal human connections beyond words. Each piece she creates explores the vivid and emotional ideas behind subconscious recollection. In her work, she seeks to evoke emotions and foster a profound connection, offering viewers a silent dialogue that resonates deep within. Follow Christa

BEAU ALLEN COLLINS (b. 1994, Knoxville, TN) earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2017. Under the mentorship of Corey D'Augustine at the Museum of Modern Art, he obtained certification as an associate conservator specializing in post-war abstract expressionism in 2018.As a conceptual artist, Collins works across diverse mediums including sculpture, painting, photography, video, performance, and systems. His practice revolves around project-oriented approaches, wherein he deconstructs ideas and language to forge new perspectives on the human condition. Collins’s work is characterized by a knack for elevating the mundane and recontextualizing everyday life, offering viewers fresh insights into the world around them. Follow Beau