Arts & Entertainment

'Rearranging Furniture' on display at WSU

An exhibit called Rearranging Furniture opened Nov. 6 at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland.

The exhibition highlights the work of Alex Emmons of Ellensburg and Chris Ireland of Pullman.

Emmons is a photography teacher at Central Washington University who also has traveled the world investigating what she calls, "the intersection of domestic space and the agencies of displacement."

Ireland teaches digital media courses at Washington State University in Pullman. Though he holds a degree in fine art photography, Ireland's projects also take the form of videos, films, images, sculptures and installations.

Rearranging Furniture is an attempt to embody a simple home activity through visual art.

"In short, we don't want to be little kids again," Emmons said. "But by creating with our memories in mind as well as our present outlooks, we create imagery that relates to our histories in a dreamlike way."

The show runs through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Arts Center on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland. Admission is free.

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