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Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy

Exhibition / United States
October 26, 2016 - December 18, 2016
University Galleries of Illinois State University
Uptown Station 
11 Uptown Circle, Suite 103
Normal, IL

Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy features work by contemporary female artists that acknowledge or reference women writers. The exhibition's title is derived from a sentence Sylvia Plath underlined in her copy of Virginia Woolf's The Waves, and that Stephanie Brooks later appropriated for a text-based artwork. These multiple layers of mediation are integral to all of the included works. The exhibition features 34 works by 21 artists inspired by writers Octavia Butler, A. S. Byatt, María Elena Cruz Varela, Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Clarice Lispector, Gabriela Mistral, Toni Morrison, Alejandra Pizarnik, Mary Shelley, Rebecca Solnit, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Virginia Woolf.

Grantee: Jen Bervin

Website: http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2016/strange-oscillations/index.php