Chloë Bass The Book of Everyday Instruction
Artist's Talk and Reception
Monday, January 22, 5:30pm
Wilson Hall's Concert Hall
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.
Image details: I put these words in the bathroom because the bathroom is a place where people read, from The Book of Everyday Instruction, Chapter Four: It's amazing we don't have more fights. 2016, installation in shared multistall unisex bathroom, dimensions variable