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Space 204 welcomes Aiden Layer, 2019 Hamblet winner with return virtual exhibition on January 29

Posted by on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in News and Events.

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art is proud to welcome back Aiden Layer, the 2019 recipient of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hambelt Award with his virtual exhibition, to cast a shadow. The exhibition opens on the platform on January 29, 2021.

This exhibition considers ideas of existence and the immaterial notions of time, memory, and legacy. The nature of light and shadow become both visual language and spiritual metaphor, broadening traditional paradigms of form and meaning. Conceptually, the body of work exhibitied draws inspiration from moments of transformation: the strike of lightning, the shattering of glass, the removal of a longstanding religious symbol. Through elongating these liminal moments to observe in hazy detail, this exhibition examines the shapeshifting nature of memory and explores the possibility of meaning-making that occurs when something becomes detached from its original narrative.

Aiden Layer is a Nashville-based interdisciplinary artist whose work plays with object and ritual, language and symbol, and the deconstruction of archetypal forms and meanings. He holds a B.S. in Studio Art and in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, and is the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award.

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