Join local artist Anne Thompson for a walk through her outdoor exhibition, Trail Signs. Thompson will be joined by associate curator of contemporary projects Robert Wiesenberger, and the walk will culminate with a campfire and s'mores on Stone Hill.
Artist Anne Thompson (b. 1963 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) has long explored the shifting meaning of signs and symbols in relation to their social setting. For two months (November 1 to December 31, 2021), Thompson will use trail kiosks around the Clark for a rotating installation, displaying new sets of her bold, black-and-white posters every two weeks, for a total of forty-eight unique prints. As striking as they are mysterious, Thompson’s designs are suggestive of wayfinding, digital iconography, modernist logotypes, or even ancient languages. By mixing metaphors—organic and artificial, public and private, old and new, evocative and opaque—Thompson invites open-ended and ephemeral encounters on the trails.
This event is free but advance registration is required.
Please meet on the Fernández Terrace; wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly.
The Clark has an all-terrain, motorized wheelchair available for this talk on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require the use of this wheelchair, please let us know in the Add Any Comments field (on the Billing Information page) when finalizing check-out for your reservation online.
Image: Anne Thompson Trustees Preservation Sign photo.