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August 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Artists: Karen Krolak, Sarah Lillegard, Chelsea Mandell, and Sam Shear
Curator: Ashley Stull Meyers
MFA-IA Theses Exhibit
The works in Lingua Franca consider alternatives to language where traditional conversation fails. The four artists situate this negotiation amidst human gestures, images and forms in search of animation, and criticism for the fraught nature of easy words. They grapple with the possibilities of the language of materials, attempting to form a vocabulary that is yet to exist and call out the shortcomings of existing terminologies. The end result is an incomplete archive of strategies for counting what is absent.
Reception: Saturday August 4, 2018 6–8pm