Natural and Conventional Signs is an exhibition in which U.K. artist Ryan Gander presents a selection of new works directly guided by his research at Princeton undertaken during his time as a Hodder Fellow (2019-2020) and made during a period of reflection while the world paused amid a global pandemic. Gander invites an audience into his studio-cum-gallery, Solid Haus in rural Suffolk, a two-hour drive east of London, digitally for the first time. There he has assembled a show in which the works have duality in meaning and utility; subverting the signs, tropes, and markers seen in the everyday world to shine new light on how we position ourselves in relation to the values of time, money, opportunity, attention and privilege.
VIEW THE EXHIBITION
A recorded tour of the exhibition will be available to view on-demand from February 5- February 26, 2021.
JOIN THE LIVE TOUR AND CONVERSATION
On February 9 at 12 p.m. (EST), Princeton Program in Visual Arts faculty member David Reinfurt engages Gander for a live guided tour of the exhibition and conversation. The live tour and conversation will take place on Zoom Webinar; registration required.
The live tour and conversation will be captioned. If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.
Q&A DISCUSSION FOR STUDENTS
On February 11 at 12 p.m. (EST), Princeton students are invited to join Gander for a Q&A discussion about his work. Visit the Virtual Events Page and log in with Princeton University net ID in order to view the Zoom link and meeting ID.