Slow Viewing, the gallery program encouraging a more mindful approach to art viewing and discussion, returns to the Brick City Gallery with a new selection of events for the Fall 2021 semester. Slow Viewing debuted at the beginning of this year and offers gallery visitors a way to contemplate their own perceptions of the art pieces featured for each evening’s event. It allows for conversations and connections to be shared by art-lovers of all experience levels, or those will no former experience at all, in a setting that is casual and welcoming.
MFA student and graduate gallery assistant Shauna Smith started Slow Viewing with the Springfield Art Museum and now leads the events at the Brick City Gallery. The one-hour events begin with silent viewing during the first half hour and conclude with a group discussion during the last half hour. The slowed-down pace promotes deeper thinking about the works themselves, while also making it easier for gallery guests to discover and feel more confident in their own interpretations of the featured work.
Brick City Gallery will offer four opportunities for Slow Viewing this semester:
- emerging.poetic, September 22, 4:30-5:30 PM
- Gather: Rachel Youn, October 13, 4:30-5:30 PM
- Moonment: Sizhu Li, October 27, 4:30-5:30 PM
- BFA in Art, December 1, 4:30-5:30 PM
All Slow Viewing events will take place in the Brick City Gallery at 215 W. Mill Street, Springfield, MO 65806. Please wear a mask and practice safe distancing when visiting the gallery. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.