Collection of Whispers

In her exhibition, "Collection of Whispers", Sunni Forcier examines each piece as a specimen under her personal lens for analysis, treating the creation of her work as an investigative process. She works intuitively, allowing the process and the materials to guide her decisions. Forcier’s impulse to take this exploratory approach comes from a litany of health issues and other unexpected circumstances within her family that have led her to delve into themes of memory, time, history, and impermanence. The works in her exhibition—a collection of books, which Forcier has dismantled and incorporated found objects and seemingly mundane illustrations into—speaks on the larger subject of curiosity opening the door to a personal history. Sunni Forcier earned her MFA in Photography from the University of Houston in 2019. She was a Teaching Fellow at UH from fall of 2017 through spring of 2019. In 2016, Forcier had a solo exhibition, "Investigating Luminosity", at Third Space (UH). In 2019, she participated in the group exhibition "UH School of Art 41st Annual MFA Thesis Exhibition" at the Blaffer Art Museum (Houston). In 2015, Sunni Forcier was published in Photographer’s Forum, "Best of College Photography".
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019

The World as I See It

The World as I See It, 2019, bound book, found objects, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2"
The World as I See It, 2019, bound book, found objects, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2"

The Answer Book

The Answer Book, 2017, bound book, found objects, 11 x 16 x 1"
The Answer Book, 2017, bound book, found objects, 11 x 16 x 1"

We Are Not Sure of Sorrow

We Are Not Sure of Sorrow, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 x 1/2"
We Are Not Sure of Sorrow, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 x 1/2"

Lazarus Laughed

Lazarus Laughed, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 12 x 2"
Lazarus Laughed, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 12 x 2"

A Field Guide to...

A Field Guide to Butterflies, 2018, bound book, found objects, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1"

Childcraft, The How...

Childcraft, The How and Why Library, 2017, bound book, found objects, 10 x 14 x 1"

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child, 2019, bound book, found objects, 7 3/4 x 11 x 3/4"
Thursday's Child, 2019, bound book, found objects, 7 3/4 x 11 x 3/4"

Two Women, Two Worlds

Two Women, Two Worlds, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 x 1 1/4"
Two Women, Two Worlds, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 x 1 1/4"

How to Talk with...

How to Talk with Practically Anybody, About Practically Anything, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3/4"
How to Talk with Practically Anybody, About Practically Anything, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3/4"

The Heart of a Dog

The Heart of a Dog, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4"
The Heart of a Dog, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Hour of Gold, Hour of...

Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2"
Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2"

How Green Was My Valley

How Green Was My Valley, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 12 x 1 3/4"
How Green Was My Valley, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 12 x 1 3/4"

Here to Stay

Here to Stay, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 12 x 1 3/4"
Here to Stay, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 12 x 1 3/4"

The Woman’s Day Book...

The Woman’s Day Book of House Plants, 2019, bound book, found objects, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 3/4"
The Woman’s Day Book of House Plants, 2019, bound book, found objects, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 3/4"

Looking Backward

Looking Backward, 2018, bound book, found objects, 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund, 2018, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Somewhere Just Beyond

Somewhere Just Beyond, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1/2"
Somewhere Just Beyond, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1/2"

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy, 2016, bound book, found objects, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/4"
The Human Comedy, 2016, bound book, found objects, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/4"

Son of a Great Society

Son of a Great Society, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 12 x 1 1/2"
Son of a Great Society, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 12 x 1 1/2"

Animal Stories

Animal Stories, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4"
Animal Stories, 2017, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Again Christophilos

Again Christophilos, 2018, bound book, found objects, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1/2"
Again Christophilos, 2018, bound book, found objects, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1/2"

A Treasury of the...

A Treasury of the Familiar, 2016, bound book, found objects, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 3/4"
A Treasury of the Familiar, 2016, bound book, found objects, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 3/4"

The Oldest Tree

The Oldest Tree, 2018, bound book, found objects, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1"
The Oldest Tree, 2018, bound book, found objects, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1"

Musical Learning

Musical Learning, 2018, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 3/4"
Musical Learning, 2018, bound book, found objects, 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 3/4"

Voices of a Summer Day

Voices of a Summer Day, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1"
Voices of a Summer Day, 2019, bound book, found objects, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1"

The Moon's Our Home

The Moon's Our Home, 2016, bound book, found objects, 8 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4"
The Moon's Our Home, 2016, bound book, found objects, 8 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Sold Inventory

Brief College Algebra

Brief College Algebra, 2018, bound book, found objects, 5 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2"

Imaginative Literature

Imaginative Literature, 2017, bound book, found objects, 5 3/4 x 12 x 1 3/4"