Nicola Dale’s exhibition, ‘The Things That Look Back’, considers the points at which text, symbol, sign and meaning collide.
Viewers are presented with a series of fragile plaster sculptures scattered throughout the library. Some are instantly recognisable, others remain a mystery, and yet all have their origins in the images and texts that Nicola has encountered.
As library visitors move among these fragments, they are invited to think about the past, present and future of language.
Portico Library Mosley Street
12 January – 10 February 2018