Jennifer Danos Exhibition
Adjunct faculty Jennifer Danos has a show a Bethel University's Johnson Gallery titled "Arcitectronic Obtrusion 3". The show opened on February 8 and will continue through March 25. Danos also gave a talk on the exhibition on February 8 at Bethel University.
Jennifer Danos' site-specific sculptural intervention in the Johnson Gallery invites viewers to become more aware of how they perceive and move through a space. Inspired by a recent trip to Italy, Danos experiments with the tradition of trompe-l'œil used in the floor patterns of Italian palazzi. The Johnson Gallery is situated in the heart of the art department; for many it is not only a gallery space but also a way to pass from one classroom to another. Danos says, "Entering my installation, one is confronted with elements that are familiar, but most likely outside of typical notice: those things in the periphery that one is conditioned to look past when entering a particular environment." Danos visually transforms the gallery in such a way that gently disrupts one's prior understanding of the space both visually and conceptually, causing the viewer, and even the casual passerby, to reconsider the space and how they move through it.
Exhibition essay by neuroscientist, Adam Johnson, PhD.