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W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents “The Book of Everyday Instruction” Bass will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall.

“The Book of Everyday Instruction”

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery presents “The Book of Everyday Instruction,” an exhibition by New York-based artist Chloë Bass.

Bass will give a public artist’s talk on Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall, followed by a reception. Both are free and open to the public. The show will be on display Jan. 8 – Feb. 7.

Bass is a conceptual artist working in performance, situation, publication and installation. She is an assistant professor of art at Queens College, CUNY.

“The Book of Everyday Instruction” is an eight-chapter investigation into one-on-one social interaction. The exhibition brings together work from all eight chapters, focusing on such central questions as “How do we know when we’re really together?” or “How do we tell a story based on the proximity of two bodies in space?”

Odd-numbered chapters, completed in partnership with communities and organizations in different areas, including Cleveland, Ohio, and Greensboro, North Carolina, have a social-practice focus; even-numbered chapters were more meditative works produced more privately in the artist’s studio.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (540)-458-8861.

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