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PRESS RELEASE - Temporal: Semiotics of Time and Place


Gallery Project
215 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Gallery Project presents Temporal: Semiotics of Time and Place, a group exhibition featuring artists who examine relationships among art, site, time and the power of display. The exhibit opens at noon on Wednesday, April 2 and continues through 4 pm on Sunday, May 11. The opening reception is Friday, April 4 from 6-9.


All of our actions occur in space. Life itself evolves through time. Temporal is a re-examination of the relationship between human sensation, our environment, and the synthetic world, a re-evaluation of our perceptions of reality as we read the physical world around us.  It investigates the conventional role of gallery space and the lexicon of work found within that is specific to the gallery.  In effect, it is a three-part pursuit, juxtaposing the image of time, the object of time, and the space of time.


Temporal examines the physical and psychological factors that constitute an understanding of place.  It references site as historical archive, explores the space of contemporary places, and simultaneously looks toward our changing landscape or cityscape.  It uncovers layers of lived history, the visceral aesthetic of a place, and the eroding imprint of people and natural forces on these places. It also explores our perceptions and experiences of place: the place we are now, places we have been, could go to in the future, and the places inhabited by others before. Time re-examined uncovers layered sediment of human experience in the strata of every location.


The exhibit is curated by Gallery Project collaborator, Joshua Ray Smith, a metal sculptor originally from Wyoming.


Gallery Project is a fine art collaborative.  Its mission is to provide a venue for contemporary art that is culturally aware, individualistic, courageous, and thought provoking.  Artists representing a diverse range of visual arts curate and participate in its nine annual themed exhibits.


Gallery Project is located at 215 South Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 6; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9; and Sunday, noon to 4. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 734-997-7012 or visit the website at