I am excited to announce the exhibition Swimming and Diving, a collaborative project with architect and artist Maria Chavez at Boise State University's Visual Arts Center. Swimming and Diving started with the discovery of a set of American Red Cross safety manuals. From a contemporary point of view, the contents of the manuals contained narrow representations of life-safety. Questions regarding the use of the instructions and imagery followed; if removed from their original context, in what ways could they be reinterpreted? This idea became the impetus for an installation centered on precaution, rescue, and human value. The installation confronts the subject matter in the manuals while exploring the physical relationship between the image and the object, movement and containment, and how a safety manual can be experienced in a physical space.
The opening reception for the exhibition is Thursday August 30th from 5-7pm in the Visual Arts Center - Gallery One (Liberal Arts Building 170) at Boise State University. The exhibition continues through October 29th, 2018 and Gallery Hours are M-Th 10am-5pm F 10am-2pm