tAd Gallery
Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
United States
tAd Gallery, Texas, USA

New Exhibition At tAd

New work by UK-based artist 

Chris Wright

September 12 to October 10, 2014

Anywhere is Everywhere is A Circular Tale presents the 1,026 mile, 21 hour and 57 minute journey to all 11 places in England called Denton. The trip is negotiated by internet-based maps, which provides the 301 steps of detailed instructions. Postcards, photographs and other ephemera from the journey are presented to form a comprehensive retelling of the tale. However, the places have only been visited virtually, the sights are seen through others’ eyes, the descriptions are second-hand and the impressions gained only through what is seen on the artist’s computer screen at home.

With her PhD background in Fine Art and Philosophy, Dr. Chris Wright approaches art from a conceptual perspective. Her work constantly evokes questions, questions that do not necessarily generate definitive answers. Her new body of work Anywhere is Everywhere is A Circular Tale tells a fictional journey that travels to 11 communities called Denton in England and culminates in its final destination Denton, Texas. The work is a narrative that comprises moments, places, time, and space. This mediated and fictive aspect of the work inevitably elicits and generates questions. Two critical ones that come to mind are “What actually constitutes borders, be it geographical, national, or cultural?” and “To what extent is our sense of boundary and community actively imagined, while momently constructed through language, images, printed matters, Internet, and mass media?

Curated by

Araya Vivorakij