BROOK VANN: CONVERSATIONS IN A PLASTIC ROOM
Carlos Gallery (The University of the South) / 105 Kennerly Rd., Sewanee, TN March 27, 2018 - April 3, 2018
The Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building at the University of the South is pleased to present Conversations in a Plastic Room, an exhibition of projections, sculpture and sound by Art Honors candidate (2018), Brook Vann.
Vann refers to her experiences as a triplet through highly engaging yet abstract installations. White sculptural forms are placed in a similarly blanched space, not only diffusing our expectations of beginnings, endings and edges, but also obscuring ideas about communication. Sound emanates from within the sculptures, but resonates between them and around the entire installation. “The pieces correlate to instances of closeness and separation over time amongst my siblings. The sound links the pieces despite physical separation, just as communication links my siblings and I whilst we are apart.” Video projections probe further into Vann’s fascination with the way we communicate. Having spent the majority of her life in close communication with two other siblings, she now feels the pull of circumstance and maturation–external forces are shaping a different kind of “closeness to one another outside of our home.”