Chloë Bass: "The Book of Everyday Instruction"

January 08, 2018 - February 07, 2018

12:00 AM

Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts
Wilson Hall / Staniar Gallery
100 Glasgow Street
Lexington, VA 24450

Multi-form artist Chloë Bass uses daily life as a site of deep research to study scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. The Book of Everyday Instruction, her second phase of the intimacy series, is an eight-chapter investigation of one-on-one social interaction and the meaning of pairing. This exhibition brings together work from all eight chapters, focusing on such central questions as “how do we know when we’re really together?” or “how do we tell a story based on the proximity of two bodies in space?” Odd-numbered chapters, completed in partnership with communities and organizations in Cleveland, Greensboro, St. Louis, and New Orleans, have a social practice focus; even-numbered chapters were more meditative works produced more privately in the artist’s studio. Chloë Bass is an artist and writer living in New York City where she is also an Assistant Professor of Art at Queens College, City University of New York.

Exhibition: January 8 – February 7, 2018
Wilson Hall/Staniar Galley

Lecture and Reception: Monday, January 22
5:30 p.m.
Wilson Concert Hall