Monday, March 20, 2017

Hunt Gallery: Friday, 24 March 2017

Mel Watkin, "Mississippi River Chart #88," 2013, acrylic and ink on paper
Dispositive Environments
Opening Reception March 24th from 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition March 24 – April 21, 2017

Dispositive Environments highlights the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 

Featured artists: Ursula Biemann, Chris Jordan, Eva Ju, Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan, John Sabraw, The Walter Collective; Mel Watkin.
Curated by Jeffrey Hughes.
Exhibition Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 3119.


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