The Quiet is Loud

Sculptor Suzanne Faris developed this installation site-specifically for The Gallery at NOVA-Woodbridge. Faris, an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Colorado State University, has shown work at a number of museums and universities across the globe and her work utilizes spatial contexts to explore the relationship of people to place as affected by memory and individual perception.


The installation accommodates two or more people, with additional participants in “bleacher seating.” Embroidered panels display texts suggesting or implying intimacy. The synthesis of text, sound, corresponding structures, inclusion and positioning of the viewer [as determined by the viewer] and the inability for the space to be private will create a unique dialogue fabricated by the viewer/ voyeur outside of the gallery space and manipulated by the viewer/ participant within the gallery space.


Professor Rosemary Gallick and Provost Sam Hill take a view.