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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Tracey Snelling

Multiple Realities

March 20, 2017

Tracey Snelling

Special Event: Monday, March 20, 5:10 PM at UMMA
Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor

Through the use of sculpture, photography, video, and large-scale installation, Tracey Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience. Snelling states, “Driving down the street at night, I look at the lit windows of the houses that I pass, and I wonder who lives there. What is taking place behind that drawn window shade?” Inspired by voyeurism, film noir, geographical locations, and architecture, Snelling’s work transforms sociological observation into the realm of storytelling. Snelling has exhibited internationally, including the The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and the Sundance Film Festival. Her short films have shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Circuito Off in Venice, Italy, and the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa. She received a 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant.

Tracey Snelling's presentation will be followed by an exhibition opening at the Institute for the Humanities.

In partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.