“Feel Me in the Library” is an experiential installation that reflects on the conditions of feeling. The gallery will be visible in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library from today, November 7 – January 25. Through interactive tools and how-to guides, the work advocates finding feeling as a radical practice. In a moment in which we are ever-more distracted from intuitive feeling by traumatizing news headlines, increasing virtual mediation and the mindfulness industry’s commodification of self, “Feel Me in the Library” offers a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation plays on its unique context within Canisius’s library, serving as a haven where students and other members of the campus community may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.
On Friday, November 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. join the Fine Arts Department for a reception and talk in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library with the artist Kyla Kegler.
For more information on this and other Canisius Art Gallery exhibitions, please visit the ArtsCanisius website.
Submitted by: Emily Mangione, gallery director, Fine Arts