Conversations in a Plastic Room, a solo exhibition by Brook Vann

‘Discourse 1’, 2018, foam with sound installation
image: Brook Vann, ‘Discourse 1’, 2018, foam with sound installation

Conversations in a Plastic Room, a solo exhibition by Brook Vann


Tuesday, March 27–Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Artist reception Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Artist talk Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:00-1:30 p.m., Convocation Hall


The Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building at the University of the South is pleased to present Conversations in a Plastic Room, an exhibition of projections, sculpture and sound by Art Honors candidate (2018), Brook Vann.



Vann refers to her experiences as a triplet through highly engaging yet abstract installations. White sculptural forms are placed in a similarly blanched space, not only diffusing our expectations of beginnings, endings and edges, but also obscuring ideas about communication. Sound emanates from within the sculptures, but resonates between them and around the entire installation. “The pieces correlate to instances of closeness and separation over time amongst my siblings. The sound links the pieces despite physical separation, just as communication links my siblings and I whilst we are apart.” Video projections probe further into Vann’s fascination with the way we communicate. Having spent the majority of her life in close communication with two other siblings, she now feels the pull of circumstance and maturation–external forces are shaping a different kind of “closeness to one another outside of our home.”


Conversations in a Plastic Room brings deeply personal experiences onto a broader backdrop about different types of human interaction. Brook Vann (b. 1995) is an Art Honors candidate (2018), majoring in Art with a minor in Spanish. She uses lens-based media, sound and sculptural works to understand her personal experience of being a triplet against the broader backdrop of different types of human interaction. She has worked in rural Tennessee, North Carolina, Haiti, Uganda, and Tanzania.



Carlos Gallery, Nabit Art Building, University of the South

105 Kennerly Road, Sewanee, Tennessee 37375

gallery hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 -

5:00PM -- NOTE: The Gallery will be closed Monday, April 2, 9:00 - 11:00AM

contact: Jessica Wohl 931.598.1256