University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

Sensing Place

Curated by Anna Queen and Justine Kablack

February 18-June 12, 2022

This exhibit features contemporary sculpture and photography, thinking about the idea of the body’s response to physical space. An informal open house, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, February 18, from 12 to 7pm. An opening reception will be held in April; please stay tuned, or contact for dates.

As we constantly attempt to ground our place within chaos, we search for ways to map ourselves and our surroundings. We create unique and individualized systems to help us navigate the everyday, actively negotiating an ever-shifting landscape. Space is constantly analyzed and documented, whether it’s natural, digital, or architectural surroundings. Reference points become necessary signifiers, providing our orientation, a way to recognize and relate to one another and the environments that we inhabit. This group of artists present works that relate to the understanding of ourselves in a place; these forms, processes, and materials represent the valuable data of what is around us. –Anna Queen & Justine Kablack

Featuring: Steven Cottingham, Ficus Interfaith, James Maurelle, Farhad Mirza, Martyna Szczęsna, Heryk Tomassini, and Erin Woodbrey