Associate Professor of Art Sarah Lindley was interviewed by WMUK about her installation “Exposure Pathways.”
Sarah is the creator of one part of a three-part art installation taking place in the former Plainwell Paper Mill. “Exposure Pathways” appears with “After Operation,” an exhibition of photographs by Steve Nelson, and with “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition of historic photography from the Smithsonian Institute.
After producing paper for more than 100 years Plainwell Paper Mill ceased production in 2000. In 2006 the city of Plainwell purchased the site and subsequently moved its offices to a redeveloped area of the mill. Several of the vacant structures were razed, and the historic buildings remain in a state of decline. The abandoned structures are surroundings served as source materials for the explorations of the sculptress and photographer.
The installation can be viewed from June 13 to July 19 at the former mill, along the Kalamazoo River Superfund site. One enters the exhibition through Plainwell City Hall (211 North Main Street). Gallery Talks occur Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Those talks are open to the public and families are welcome. An Artists’ Reception (also open to the public and families) is set for Wednesday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come earlier if you wish to see the space with better light. Hours for the exhibition are: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday by appointment; Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“My project is in the abandoned part of the mill,” says Sarah, “which is worth the trip, itself!”