Faculty Response:
British-Canadian artist Sara Hartland-Rowe creates works concerned with the relationship between things and perceptions of the world. In Virtual Reality Headdress, we encounter a group of anonymous people who wander the canvas aimlessly. Each one appears oblivious to those around them, caught up in a virtual reality. And yet the technology that adorns their head and enables them to inhabit an imaginary world, is unconnected. The cord to their headset trails behind them, as they struggle to find their way. Joel Zwart GVSU Art Gallery
Current Location:
The Connection -> 2nd Floor (CON)
Location Notes:
CON,; 2nd fl. inside Rm. 205, right of office 211

William Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Art ➔ Virtual Reality Headdress

Artwork
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 36 in Width: 36 in
Description:
Many figures standing up, facing the right of the picture against a light pink background.
Historical Context:
"British-Canadian artist Sara Hartland-Rowe creates works concerned with the relationship between things and perceptions of the world. In Virtual Reality Headdress, we encounter a group of anonymous people who wander the canvas aimlessly. Each one appears oblivious to those around them, caught up in a virtual reality. And yet the technology that adorns their head and enables them to inhabit an imaginary world, is unconnected. The cord to their headset trails behind them, as they struggle to find their way." - Joel Zwart, GVSU Art Gallery