Yellow Spotted Tail by Teal Francis

“Yellow Spotted Tail” by Teal Francis will be on view at Sheppard Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno from Monday, January 24 through Saturday, January 29. The gallery will be open from 12 to 4 pm and masks will be required in the space. The exhibition is an installation featuring creatures and shape forms interacting with each other; the pieces consist of soft sculpture, sculpture, and prints on paper. 


“Yellow Spotted Tail” is heavily rooted in the idea of play as an instigator of fun and openness. The exhibition embraces simplicity and silliness because these are concepts we need more of in a serious and productivity-oriented society. Through odd creatures and questionable shapes, we can begin to imagine a world that is not so rigidly defined and instead leaves more room for imagination, openness, and curiosity. 


At 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 27, there will be a performance piece by Nicolina Colette in the gallery. Following the performance, there will be a reception from 6 to 8 pm. 


Sheppard Gallery is located in the Church Fine Arts (CFA) building at UNR. The easiest parking is available in the Brian Whalen Parking Garage located a couple minute walk north of CFA. Public metered parking is available on the lowest level of the garage (though it is free all day Saturday).

Teal Francis is an artist living and working in Fairbanks. She has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College. She has worked in printmaking studios in Seattle and Reno and currently works at Fairbanks Arts Association. She can be found online at and on Instagram at tealarrow.

Saturday, January 29 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sheppard Contemporary
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