Artist Scott Nicol's exhibition, Ladders & Walls, will be on display at Austin College in Sherman, TX from October 22, 2021 through December 10, 2021 in the Dennis Gallery of the Forster Arts Complex.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Austin College Art & Art History Department, features photographs depicting the landscape, the river, and the people affected by the border wall construction while juxtaposing them with sculptures made from discarded ladders used by immigrants to scale the wall.
The artist will present a public lecture and discussion on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1:30pm in the Dennis Gallery of the Forster Arts Complex. Additionally, during Homecoming Weekend, and Artist's Reception will be open to the public in the Dennis Gallery on Saturday, October 23, from 5:00pm to 6:30 p.m.
Nicol is a South Texas teacher, artist, and activist. Since 2007, he has been educating the public and the media about the border wall. He is a founding member of the group, No Border Wall, a coalition of environmentalists, ranchers, and immigration advocates. In 2018, he testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, and he has published articles and op-eds in magazines and newspapers, including the Texas Observer, the Christian Science Monitor, the Austin American Statesman, Texas Monthly, and Scientific America. His work has also been featured on NPR and many other outlets.