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“Lingua Franca”

August 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018

image for "Lingua Franca", exhibit of the 2018 summer MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts graduates at Sierra Nevada College. Artists: Karen Krolak, Sarah Lillegard, Chelsea Mandell, Sam Shear

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