Nancy Dwyer

Friday, August 4–Sunday, August 27, 2006
Nancy Dwyer recently relocated to Vermont to teach sculpture at the University of Vermont. This exhibition explores Dwyer’s ingenuity in giving new form to the English vernacular. In all her work, she combines language and the use of technology as both subject and object. This exhibition includes her hard-edged word paintings and sculptures, in which Dwyer complicates the relationship between linguistic meaning and visual form. The formal and dimensional manipulations are designed using the computer, which has become the starting place for almost all of Dwyer’s works. Two examples of Dwyer’s digital animations are on view; these works lead the viewer through a process of transformation, where words act as structures and morph into other words. The large-scale installation spanning the east gallery wall, Entitled to What, addresses issues of acquisition and privilege through the arrangement of hundreds of collected objects, the negative spaces of which create the title. Dwyer’s work is smartly evocative and addresses the tensions that abound in representation, language, and objects. Through this exhibition, we hope to celebrate this important addition to Burlington’s arts community.

Current Gallery Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 12-5pm
Thursday–Saturday, 12-8pm
Closed Monday
Location: Firehouse Gallery

Opening Reception

Friday, August 4, 2006, 5-8pm
Location: Firehouse Gallery

Artist Talk

Saturday, August 5, 2006, 2pm
Location: Firehouse Gallery