High Desert Wind, 2004
Map of the Leh area of Ladakh
Inkjet print over a pattern from a diagram of a cross-section of the human heart, rust on paper
54-1/3” x 40-15/16”
Courtesy the artist
(October 12 – December 7, 2006)
For the past several years, British artist Chris Drury has explored human interactions with the natural setting, often creating small structures out of primarily organic materials that harmonize with the surrounding environment, with the recurring theme of a contrast between outside and inside, outer and inner. The Fine Arts Gallery will present a series of prints, drawings, and photographs by the artist related to this practice. In conjunction with this exhibition, Drury will be in residence for the month of October completing a project titled The Star Chamber on Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory’s wooded, nine-acre site. The installation will consist of a chamber surrounded by a spiral, galaxy-like formation. The roof will open to reveal the night sky, and, during the daytime, the image of the sun, clouds, and treetops will be projected onto the dish-shaped interior through an aperture at the top of the space.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Southeastern College Art Conference (October 25–28).
For more information about The Star Chamber, please contact the Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory.