In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. This week’s entry comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information.

Sean Bayliss, Go Penguin

This week our off-campus recommendation is that you come back onto the Vassar campus to check out the current installation at the Palmer Gallery.  From today through Friday, August 5th the Palmer will be presenting You Said Something? Works by Sean Bayliss.

Art critic Michael Wilson writes of Bayliss’ work, “…verbal language intrudes quietly, sometimes invisibly, but always insistently, as if the pictures were talking or writing to themselves. The words he uses are drawn from overheard asides and friends’ stories, or function as names for situations. They may suggest explanatory captions or narrative speech bubbles, but never comfortably fulfill the demands of either form. They have an intimate relation to the images they accompany, but one that tends not to be immediately clear.”

You can meet the artist at a reception at the Palmer on Thursday, July 15th from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. The Palmer Gallery is located in Main Building and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4PM or by appointment.

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