April 3rd–June 12th, 2015

Sets, Series, Sounds

Artists create in singles, or in sets, series or sequences of works. Even in an aesthetic culture celebrating the unique or singular, art works are often made as parts of a whole, or as single steps in a long path toward meaning.

The prints and photographs in this exhibition, all drawn from the Carleton College Art Collection, represent variations on a theme, related works by a single artist, or multiple images from a single portfolio.

The artworks in Sets, Series, Sounds provided visual prompts to students in Professor Jay Beck’s Sound Design class (CAMS 265). Many of these images offer up evocative historical set pieces, full of spacial detail and narrative incident. Students were charged with composing soundscapes that bring these landscapes to life acoustically.