Department of Drama 2016-17 Season
Big Will and Friends Big Will and Friends

The exhibition Big Will and Friends investigates the optical effects, figural relationships, and illusions found in wallpaper and ways in which these domestic images and decorations shape space and impact our social relations. Big Will and Friends is a collaboration by Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor Jonathan Louie and SU:VPA Associate Dean and Professor Stephen Zaima. The opening reception will feature a series of dance performances choreographed by architecture student Stephanie White.

Structured as a series of three 7-foot-by-7-foot shotgun house-type wallpapered rooms within the gallery’s linear space, Big Will will invite visitors—“friends”—to be part of, and alter, the perceptual and visual experience of the objects in the space. Through his work, Louie exploits the logics of wallpaper design to construct a habitable series of rooms, imprinted wearable suits, and a series of wallpaper prints. Hung on the walls will be a series of architectural collages by Zaima.

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 21, 5:15 p.m.


Free and open to the public

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.