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Wilson + Tropical Lab 11

Submitted on November 3, 2017 - 2:38pm

Tropical Lab 11

Caitlyn Wilson is a second year MFA student who was selected by the Painting + Drawing faculty to attend Tropical Lab 11 at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore this summer. Her participation was supported in part by our School's Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Scholarship Fund. The theme for this year's Tropical Lab was Citation: Déjà Vu, and it took place July 19 through August 3. At the end of the two weeks, there was a group exhibition showing work created while there. Caitlyn had this to say about the experience:

Attending Tropical Lab 11 was a unique experience for myself and 25 other artists from around the world. We all came together to create under a common theme through our individual modes of thought and experiencing. As a collective, we were able to feed off of the dynamic range of cultural influences and spatial surroundings to visually translate our experience of the time shared in Singapore. I am thrilled to have participated in this unique time and space for connection.


Wilson has continued to produce work influenced by her Tropical Lab experience. These pieces are in an exhibition titled Positionality at the School's Sand Point Gallery. Join her for a reception on November 13 from 6–8pm. If you cannot make it during the reception, contact her for a viewing appointment through November 17.

Update: due to a power outage at the Sand Point Gallery on November 13, the reception has been rescheduled to November 14 from 6–8pm.

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