Artist Sheilah Wilson to sleep in Herndon Gallery for If Becoming This art exhibition
Sheilah Wilson is a photographer and videographer who uses performance as a way of creating photographic work. On the evening of her opening reception on Thursday, August 30, she will spend the night at the Herndon Gallery in a bedroom crafted especially for this exhibition.
That evening, Wilson will sleep over a written description of someone's favorite photograph and a piece of photographic paper, which will then be processed, scanned, and digitally printed, revealing the marks of her body, random light strikes, and other mysterious color traces. The resulting piece will then become a part of the exhibition.
This is a continuation of her investigation into the body acting as a translation machine. Wilson approaches making photographs as a performance, using her body in direct contact with photographic materials to translate stories (or written memories) into visible marks.
Wilson could be sleeping over YOUR written description of a favorite photograph. The Herndon Gallery is collecting submissions and will select from them at the opening reception. The photograph can be a favorite professional photograph or a precious family photograph.
Send in either a handwritten or typed description of a favorite photograph, along with a scanned and printed reproduction to:
Creative Director of the Herndon Gallery
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Entries must be received by August 29, OR come to the opening reception and artist talk which will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.
If Becoming This will be on exhibit from August 31 through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.