Art exhibit contemplates how information is perceived

Contact: Cara Barnes

"Unfolding the Triangle: Lake Michigan," Nayda Collazo-Llorens, 2012, site-specific installation

KALAMAZOO—Multiple installations by visual artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens will be on display through Friday, Oct. 5, at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The exhibition, "An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales," will open in the Monroe-Brown Gallery Thursday, Sept. 6. All Richmond Center exhibits are open to the public free of charge during normal gallery hours.

"An Exercise in Numbness and Other Tales" furthers Collazo-Llorens' ongoing inquiry on how we perceive and process information, often dealing with navigation, memory, language, displacement, simultaneity, hyper-connectivity and noise. The exhibition consists of a series of networks, an interconnected system encompassing multiple references and conceptual strategies. It requires different types of interpretation, as the work ranges from the retinal to the conceptual, from the literal to the symbolic, and from the tangible to the elusive.

Nayda Collazo-Llorens

Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, works in various media including drawing, prints, video and installation works. She received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art. She is a 2012 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Net, Art US, Art Nexus and Art News.

Gallery hours

RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Don Desmett at or (269) 387-2455.