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Hawn Gallery Exhibit: Allyson Packer: Sounding


Southern Methodist University - Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library

There are three ways to measure a body of water: by surface area, volume or depth. “Sounding” is the term used to describe this last method. Unlike assessing a visible surface area, sounding is an act of remote sensing. It allows one to gather information on something one can’t make physical contact with. The contents in a library are like a body of water. It holds a volume of material within a clearly defined space, while also possessing a kind of impalpable depth. In Sounding, Packer uses text and sculptural interventions to explore the relationship between the library’s known and unknowable qualities. Through this artwork, the Hawn Gallery and Hamon Arts Library’s tangible architectural spaces become a framework to plumb the immeasurable depths of knowledge that the building contains. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.; 12-5 p.m. Sat.; 2-9 p.m. Sun. Opening reception: Friday, February 7, 5-7 p.m.

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