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Sightlines: A Group Exhibition in Space 204
The Department of Art at Vanderbilt University is pleased to present Sightlines, a group exhibition of artworks by faculty teaching in the Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN.
This exhibition was co-organized and co-curated by Jonathan Rattner, Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and Art at Vanderbilt University and Virginia Griswold, Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University.
A sightline is an imaginary line between viewer/observer/spectators’ eyes and object. The term “line” presumes that light from an observed object travels as a straight ray. Yet, often the light observed travels at an angular path. Light is reflected, refracted, deflected. Subject and meaning are gathered by specific markers, targets, flags, and symbols.
As artists working in higher education, we teach and think about art next to each other, but often do not show or make work together. When curating this show, we were interested in the sightline. We were interested in the invisible web that connects the artists in this show. We wanted to explore how the work created by this collective of artists, who practice in different mediums, are concerned with different histories, and are guided by different questions, indirectly interacts with one another. We wondered if proximity could be a catalyst, bringing to light new insights and understandings of the works presented.
Street parking can be found along Garland Avenue (between the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center and Olin Hall) and along 24th Avenue South by the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Although, gallery plans indicate a closing reception at the end of the exhibition run, current university campus visitation policy does not allow visitors in academic buildings. Any changes to this policy as it affects gallery visits over the course of the summer will be updated and announced via the Department of Art website, Facebook page, and Instagram profile.