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Exhibition: Natural and Conventional Signs

Ryan Gander, U.K. artist

February 5, 2021 · via Zoom

Lewis Center for the Arts; Fund for Irish Studies

February 5- February 26

Natural and Conventional Signs is an exhibition in which U.K. artist Ryan Gander presents a selection of new works directly guided by his research at Princeton undertaken during his time as a Hodder Fellow (2019-2020) and made during a period of reflection while the world paused amid a global pandemic. Gander invites an audience into his studio-cum-gallery, Solid Haus in rural Suffolk, a two-hour drive east of London, digitally for the first time. There he has assembled a show in which the works have duality in meaning and utility; subverting the signs, tropes, and markers seen in the everyday world to shine new light on how we position ourselves in relation to the values of time, money, opportunity, attention and privilege. Princeton faculty member David Reinfurt (Visual Arts) engages Gander in a live guided tour of the exhibition and conversation February 9.

The live guided tour and conversation will be live captioned. Guests needing other access accommodations in order to participate in this event are invited to contact the Lewis Center at LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks in advance.

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