Exhibitions

Isle of Printing, Communication Station: Automated Exchange

Isle of Printing Object Idea Exchange
courtesy of Isle of Printing

The University Art Gallery is delighted to host Nashville-based Isle of Printing’s interactive exhibition Communication Station: Automated Exchange from October 25-December 16, 2018. 

Visitors to the exhibition will be introduced to the Isle of Printing’s projects: Our Town Nashville, All Are Welcome, and the Bryce Bux Currency Exchange, and will be invited to participate in Communication Station No. 3: Automated Exchange, a project specially designed to spark our imaginations and generate conversations about the community of Sewanee and what we would like it to be.

Please join us! Bryce McCloud, self-described Chief Executive of Mischief for the Isle of Printing Team, will speak about the Isle of Printing’s public art projects on Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in Convocation Hall, and will launch Communication Station No. 3.  Everyone is welcome.

Communication Station No. 3, an Object Idea Exchange for Sewanee, is based on the idea that “every object tells a story, and stories are a great way to start a conversation.” Visitors are invited to bring a small object to trade, and to come and consider what others have brought. Do you have something that embodies an idea or story about your Sewanee? What do you want to share? What would you like Sewanee to have? What have others brought? 

Communication Station No. 3 will be in regular operation Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 1 p.m., and on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Other operating times will be announced, and the ongoing results of the project, as well as the results of the other projects, will be on view in the UAG during all open hours, 10 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 

Bryce McCloud’s Isle of Printing is a Nashville-based letter press studio, but also so much more, committed to the idea that art can make a difference in civic life. The studio specializes in inviting neighborly thinking with projects called Communication Stations, designed for interaction, play and exchange. In McCloud’s words, Communication Stations “both receive and broadcast ideas. They modulate interactions and collect and amplify individual thoughts.” Everyone is invited to join in the fun. A Communication Station inspires participants to share an idea, or a drawing, or an object. It collects what people share, and sends those ideas back out into the world. Sharing the creative experience forges new connections and brings people together.

This exhibition has been made possible with the support of the department of art, art history and visual studies, the Friends of the University Art Gallery, and the University Lectures Committee. Thank you!  

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