Vanished : Walk and Talk

Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 p.m.
Jacki Headley University Art Gallery

Join the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery for an informal walk through of the exhibition Vanished: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery Across Half a Million Years. Kelly Lindner, Curator of the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, artist Sheri Simons, and graphic designer/photographer Oliver Hutton will lead a lively discussion through the exhibition and highlight particular themes related to the project’s investigation of history, fact, and myth.

Sheri Simons
Working primarily in wood, sound, and movement, Sheri Simons’s work has been shown in museums and galleries in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Europe, and South America. She has been awarded grants from the Japan/US Friendship Commission, the Center for Cultural Innovation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council. She recently completed artist residencies and exhibitions at Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), and Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Berlin) where she developed map-related work in drawing and sculpture. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Simons is a professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico.

Oliver Hutton
Hutton’s work focuses on the design disciplines of packaging and branding with additional expertise in web, environmental, and publication design. His award-winning designs have been featured in Communication Arts, GDUSA, Applied Arts, and other industry publications. He worked for five years at Hornall Anderson: Brand Experience Design Agency in Seattle, WA, before launching a freelance career in his hometown of Chico, CA.

Vanished: A Chronicle of Loss and Discovery Across Half a Million Years is a cross-disciplinary project involving two visual artists, a philosopher, writer, volcanologist, and graphic designer. Collectively, the six collaborators explore four lost icons and consider how we assemble the past through fact, fiction, and myth. The results are an interconnected collection of new and historic photographs, illustrations, sculpture, sound, and writing.

Vanished is located in four locations on the Chico State campus: The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, the exterior glass cases of the Arts & Humanities building, Special Collections in Meriam Library, and the lobby of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.


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