Cranbrook Academy of Art Visiting Artist Lecture, March 29, 2015

Lecture: "Emily Nachison: Materiality and the Metaphysical"
Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm, Cranbrook Academy of Art

"Materiality and the Metaphysical"

The act of measuring and observing creates meaning: assigning values to specific units and magnitudes enables us to quantify vast distances, establish time, and compare scale. Emily Nachison’s artwork explores measurement as the link between the metaphysical pseudo-sciences of the 17th century, historic mythmaking, and contemporary spirituality. In her talk Nachison will discuss her use of story, symbols, and materiality to mythologize natural phenomena. Within her work, mythology, scientific history, and New-Age idealism become starting points for an investigation into the creation of meaning and the formation of knowledge. Nachison graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. She is currently the Fiber Department Chair and a visiting faculty member at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.

Sponsored by the Cranbrook Fiber Department

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