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Artist talk and Exhibition: Sarah Nance

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Swoman on knees in white sand with blue skyarah Nance is an interdisciplinary artist based in installation and fiber. She explores a layered perception of place through the entanglements of geologic processes and human experience. In her current site-responsive work, she creates shrouds for “archived” landscapes—environments, such as former inland seas, that are now observable only through fossil records, artifacts, or recorded data. The shrouds vary from handworked textiles to experimental vocal performances, becoming surface layers that point to complex records of deep time within the geo-anthropic landscape.

Nance is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at SMU in Dallas, TX. She has previously held professorships in Fibres & Material Practices at Concordia University (Montréal, QC) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). Nance participated in consecutive artist residencies in Reykjavík and Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2013; much of her research continues to be based in Iceland and northern coastal regions of Canada and the US.

Sarah Nance is the J-Term artist in residency for 2023. She has made new work on campus for exhibition in the Wigley-Fleming Gallery for the Art program under the Visual and Performing Arts. During her residency she worked with studio art majors leading critiques,
 invited students to observe or participate with her studio practice, and shared her preparation and curatorial methods for exhibition.

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January 20
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Center for the Arts, Wigley-Fleming Gallery