Wilson Library, June 5 – July 31, 2013
This exhibition results from the intensive work of students in Art History 490, “Exhibition: Theory and Practice.” We spent spring term studying the ways in which exhibitions communicate ideas to a variety of audiences. With our WWU and Bellingham viewers in mind, students composed this exhibition from works they researched throughout the term, chosen from art collections here on campus. I wish to thank Erin Arnold, Hayley Boyd, Amanda Brebner, Yahir Cantero, Catherine Carlson, Kaija Eastman, Jake Fetterman, Emily Garvin, Holly Garwood, Deborah Kenote, John Lovejoy, Nicole Masurat, Alexandra Page, Caitlin Scott, Anna Skutley, and Kimberly Williams for their dedication to this project throughout the course of the term.
I would also like to thank: Dr. Sarah Clark-Langager, Director of the Western Gallery, and Paul Brower, Gallery Preparator, for their help preparing the work, providing photographs of the works, and installing the exhibition; Professors Seiko Atsuta Purdue and Benjamin Moreau, for helping us identify paper and print media respectively; Interim Dean Rick Osen, for his generosity in providing new lighting for Gallery 3 in Wilson Library; Leslie Hall, for introducing us to the gallery space and informing us about the procedures involved in using the galleries; and Connie Mallison, for helping us arrange the opening reception. The exhibition starts here in Gallery One (“Introduction”) and continues upstairs (directly above this space) in Galleries Two (”Journeys”) and Three (“Dwelling in Experience” and “You are Here.”). Enjoy!