Online Exhibition: Words And Feeling, selected by Nicole Shaffer

About the exhibition

When going through the NIAD archives, I was struck by a number of works that pair text with image in ways that shift language and illustration from a familiar, functional use to something more expansive. I access a similar experience of forming unexpected and generative correlations when I observe my sensations through movement. For this online series, I selected works that opened up my thinking about language and sensory experience.

About the selector

Nicole is a current MFA candidate at San Francisco State University and has exhibited in Bay Area spaces such as Southern Exposure, Wolfman Books, Krowswork Gallery, SOMArts, their dad’s apartment, a Synanon commune, the Port of Oakland, and inside a truck. They live in Oakland and so did their grandma.