Co-curated by Jared Stanley and Sarah Lillegard, the exhibition will span the Sierra Nevada College campus in the Garage Door Gallery, Tahoe Gallery and Poetry Center. The Plain Sense of Things will be on display for investigations and interactions from Dec. 14, 2015 – Jan. 29, 2016. A curator talk will be held Wed. Jan. 6, 7-9pm and the closing reception will be Thur. Jan. 28, 2016 5-7pm both in the Holman Arts & Media Center.
The human landscape is teeming with language. Directions, instructions, recommendations, and advertising shape the way we move through the world. But what does a body do when it reads language embedded in places, and how does language affect how our bodies move through a place? This exhibition presents encounters with language, featuring work by writers, readers, and visual artists, each of whom consider the ways reading transforms perceptions of space into experiences of place, exploring how the unstable medium of language works as a sextant, guiding the human reader through a landscape, a library or a gallery.
Exhibition includes work by Cari Carmean, Tom Comitta, William L. Fox, Matthew Hebert, Nate Joski, Lara Mimosa Montes, Felicia Perez, Julia Schwadron, Stanley St. John, Nicholas Valdez, and Alli Warren.
Exhibition publications can be found at Sierra Nevada College and accompanying podcast can be found here.