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American Conversations: Short Films and Artifacts

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Dawn Nye

American Conversations: Short Films and Artifacts

January 27 – March 9, 2022

Flex Space Gallery

Emery Community Arts Center

Opening Reception: January 27th (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 2nd at 11:45am

Dawn Nye earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in New Media and Design. Since then, her work has been screened and shown nationally and internationally in film festivals and art galleries, most notably The Art Kitchen in Milan, The Torpedo Gallery, and the CICA Museum in South Korea.

Her current exhibit, American Conversations, marks the start of a new body of work pertaining to the conversations and stories we tell ourselves and others every day. Through looking at formative moments in her subjects’ lives, she asks the questions: at what point do our disparate stories meet? And when does the personal become universal? Combining interviews, animation, and print media, her work aims to transcend traditional documentary and reveal these intimate stories in a way that honors our collective experience.

Masks are required at all indoor events on UMF’s campus. All visitors to Emery Community Arts Center will be required to register with name and contact information upon entry. This information will only be used if the university needs to conduct contact tracing in the event of a confirmed exposure to the coronavirus.

Click the video below to watch Dawn Nye’s artist talk.

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