Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 7th, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Artists included in the exhibition "Collective Identity" are:
ROBERT BARRY, JESSICA CRUTE, JENNY HOLZER
CHRISTIAN TOMASZEWSKI, PHILIPPE TOUGARD-MAUCOTEL
"Collective Identity" explores the elusive sense of self through a close examination of the fragility of the human psyche. It presents the idea that who we are is most often associated with traits within our environment or sense of place. The exhibition encapsulates the idea that in order to enact social change for underrepresented populations within society, we must first identify our own self-consciousness and reverberate those social identities into creating a better understanding of the socioeconomic issues that surrounds us. Ultimately, the show aims to emphasize the notion that we are all fragile human beings; whether it be through the loss of a job or the stress of transitional social and education activities, we may all be one step removed from being in a situation where we loose our sense of self and subsequently our sense of place. United by this notion, the show will encourage the building of a stronger collective identity in order to combat societal labeling.
Also being presented is "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, AND ONE MAN HANGING", a vignette solo exhibition by contemporary artist Jay Rusovich. This exhibition is an excerpt of a newly introduced portfolio of charged photographic works.
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