January 11 to March 8, 2019
Music & Manuscripts: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
This exhibition will feature student research on a variety of manuscripts in the Lawrence University art collection that feature music and other non-textual elements. The students explore the chemistry, provenance, and liturgical uses of these manuscripts and there will be performances of the music included in them as well.
Lawrence University’s Uihlein Fellow of Studio Art and ceramic artist Meghan Sullivan will present new work for this exhibition. Meghan’s practice explores the complexities and the subtleties of interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that can be observed in the prosaic and ordinary events. While her background and personal history influence her representational clay forms, they do not embody straightforward biographical statements; rather, each piece takes elements of her experience and extrapolates them into larger narratives.
Victoria Kue and Tshab Her are emerging Hmong-American artists whose work addresses the complexities of being second-generation women members of this nationless ethnic minority. Through installation, sculpture, textile, video, and social practice based pieces, they navigate the politics of displacement, the connections between cultural identity and place, the impact of gendered social roles, and the weight of tradition from this unique perspective.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project is also supported by a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.