Ashley Chambers: Body Conference

July 20, 2013 - July 27, 2013
Opening Reception:
Gallery Hours:

Body Conference

Body Conference
Ashley Chambers
July 20 – 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday July 20th, 6 – 9 pm, (with a live author reading from 7 – 8pm)

Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Body Conference, a solo exhibition of letterpress-printed and hand-sewn works by Ashley Chambers. Chambers is a writer and artist living in Tuscaloosa, where she is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. Body Conference explores the embodied relationship between writing, letterpress self-publishing, and performance. Chambers’ work, including “The Spooky Talk” and “So You Wanna Play Dreambeasts With Me?” invites the visual reader and listener to ask questions about what it means to be confined to (and then freed from) self-expression. “It is through letterpress printing and live performance,” Chambers says, “both acts of the blood and bones, that I’m finally allowed to see and hear my stories resound in spheres neither here nor there.”

Join us on Saturday July 20th from from 6 – 9 pm for the opening reception and a live reading of the work from 7 -8 pm.