Friday, June 05, 2009

Good Citizen Gallery: Friday, 31 July 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, July 31 6pm - 10pm
Alison Ouellette-Kirby: Home From Work To Find Your Spaniel Turned Into A Wolf
July 31 - August 29, 2009

Alison Ouellette-Kirby’s upcoming show Home From Work To Find Your Spaniel Turned Into A Wolf takes a critical look at the underlying concepts and definition of “home.” Her sculptures focus on the iconic home from the board game Monopoly™, a form she is obsessed with and a
game she hated as a child. A game whose premise she describes as presenting “robber-baron style capitalism as something light and fun.” A theme that seems all too familiar in the current political and economic climate and its relationship to one’s “home.”

Alongside political motives are Alison’s personal definitions of “home” and how these ideas shift with age and geography. Alison’s work investigates how this ever-changing definition has a direct impact on the physical and psychological landscape of the country. Alison’s Canadian background creates a thinly veiled difference between her and her surrounding community; a foreigner who is not quite foreign enough.

Good Citizen Gallery
2247 Gravois Ave
St. Louis MO 63104


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