diana guerrero macia
The group art exhibition, Loaded: Hunting Culture in America, takes a deliberately ambivalent view toward the morality of hunting. The exhibition addresses the subject as a social, cultural, and artistic phenomenon, ideally nudging viewers to question their own preconceptions regarding hunting. In contemporary America, where people no longer need to hunt for survival, hunting culture –– with its roots in notions of American independence, the frontier spirit, dominance over nature, and rugged individualism –– has evolved to become an aesthetic and a lifestyle choice, a sport steeped in regional and family traditions. Many contemporary artists and designers have gravitated toward either the aesthetics or the cultural/social phenomena of hunting as the subject of their work, giving us objects, images, and spaces that range from kitsch to realism and hard-edged social commentary. This exhibition is timed to coincide with the college-wide Critical Encounters initiative "Human|Nature."
Audrey Michelle Mast (freelance writer/editor, Managing Editor of Flavorpill Chicago and a web, marketing and PR associate at the Museum of Contemporary Photography)
Ann Wiens (artist, writer, Editor of DEMO magazine, and Director of Publications at Columbia College Chicago)
Artists: (confirmed so far; there will be more)
Diana Guerrero-Macia (Chicago)
Erika Larsen (New Jersey)
Brian Lesterberg (Minneapolis, MN)
Mathieu Lévesque (Montreal, Canada)
Shaun Slifer (Pittsburg, PA)
WHEN: March 18 – April 29, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 18, 5-8pm
Dressed to Kill Fashion Show at 6pm. A student response show.
WHERE: Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 1st floor
Gallery Hours: M,T,W,F 9am-5pm, TH 9am – 7pm
COST: Free and Open to the Public.
CONTACT: Mark Porter @ 312.369.6643, firstname.lastname@example.org
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