Comfortably Numb

Detail of Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb is an ongoing archive consisting of clippings from magazines and other printed matter. Over 2,000 framed images comprise this amalgam of sampled visual information functioning as detritus and fragments of data. The work explores our perceptual engagement with the incessant media overload that we seem to seek and endure.

Artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a visual artist engaged in a multi-disciplinary practice. Her work examines the way in which we perceive and process information, often dealing with navigation, memory, language, hyper-connectivity and noise. She has been the Stuart & Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University for the past three academic years. This exhibition serves as one of the culminating projects of her residency.

Related Programs:

Comfortably Numb: Interdisciplinary Discussion Series
Tuesday, February, 21, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February, 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Join us for interdisciplinary conversations with artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens. These casual talks will bring Grand Valley community members together to discuss topics parallel to the exhibition Comfortably Numb.

Art Gallery | New Music Ensemble Composition Competition
Friday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

GVSU music composition students will create adventurous, one-minute compositions inspired by Nayda Collazo-Llorens' Comfortably Numb.   These compositions will be played by the New Music Ensemble in rapid succession and judged by a guest panel and the listening audience for cash prizes. 

This event is made possible with the generous support of Larry and Elaine Shay.

To RSVP or for more information on programs and events please CLICK HERE.  All events are open to the public with free admission.

For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation, please call us at (616)331-2563 or email at [email protected] at least 2 days in advance so arrangements can be made in a timely manner.

January 16 - March 31, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 19,2017, 5 - 7 p.m.

 Gallery hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Free and open to the public

Art  Gallery
1121 Performing Arts Center

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