Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Human Animal Project

artist/curator friend from Harold Residency, Paul Roux (.com), opened his curated show recently...I have 4 pieces in the show on the political side...the oprah memorial pic, vicks apology note, beautiful mogadishu, and the messaged palestinian wall...more below:

The Human Animal Project

A Group Exhibition of 2-D and Time-Based Works Curated by Paul Roux

October 7 - November 4, 2008
BOSTON (September 22, 2008) — Simmons College presents "The Human Animal Project," a group show of 2-D and time-based works by 14 artists from New England, New York, Chicago and South Africa, Oct. 7-Nov. 4, at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery, fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway, in Boston.

There will be a reception featuring performances by Dera Leighton Collier and Alice Vogler on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Paul Roux was invited to curate this exhibition for the Trustman Art Gallery after Gallery Director Barbara O'Brien viewed "Mediating the Mediated Gaze," an exhibition that Roux curated and presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2007.

"Creating a group exhibition is a special challenge for a curator. I admired the range of images and ideas that Paul could pull together under a large theme. He brings to Simmons College a different cultural and aesthetic viewpoint than my own, which can only enrich the dialogue on our campus. Connecting the arts to the world of larger ideas is a goal that both Paul and I have in common and it suits perfectly the Simmons community," said O'Brien.

Roux received a B.A. from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and completed studies in painting and video production at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2007. Both paintings and video works including "An Apology to the Animal World," by Roux will be included in "The Human Animal Project."

Artists featured in "The Human Animal Project" include Brian Burkhardt, Boston; Dera Leighton Collier, Los Angeles; Araminta De Clermont, South Africa; Jesse Jagtiani, Boston; Faith Johnson, Boston; Hiroko Kikuchi, Boston; Jason Lazarus, Chicago; Cathy McLaurin, Lawrence, MA; Paul Roux, Los Angeles and South Africa; Ruth Sacks and Mary Scherer, Chicago; Alice Vogler, Boston; Amy Wilson, New Jersey; and Nicholas Wylie, Chicago.


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