ANNA CAMPBELL: APPARATUS FOR A DREAM SEQUENCE
University Art Gallery (The University of the South) / 68 Georgia Ave., Sewanee, TN August 30 - October 13th
The University Art Gallery will open the 2017-2018 exhibition season with Anna Campbell’s Apparatus for a Dream Sequence, an exhibition of sculpture that takes ordinary objects and materials and presents them in unfamiliar ways. Ordinary objects are appropriated and abstracted - made queer - and used to generate new meanings and “new attachments of possibility and desire.” Materials and objects become metaphor. Pragmatic materials preclude finished or closed meanings, and the difficulties and artifice of gender performances of all kinds are laid bare.