Pedigree Opening Reception
September 20, 2013
Join us for the Opening Reception of Pedigree
Friday, September 20 6-8:30pm
Local libations courtesy of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
September 16- October 14, 2013
Curated by Elizabeth Devlin
Who or what determines “pedigree”? A term commonly associated with purebred dogs is widely used to describe people and assign prestige. Curated by Elizabeth Devlin, the artworks and creations in Pedigree shed light on the terms of prestige, especially as it pertains to the arts community. Installations, both interactive and contemplative, will transform the gallery space into a neo-Victorian landscape punctuated by often humorous re-imaginations of historical styles and types. Prescient and nostalgic, spectacle and critical, Pedigree blurs the lines between craft and fine art, questions art historical and social hierarchies and re-conceives the work of the Masters.
Featuring the work of Elizabeth Alexander, Thomas Buildmore, Caleb Cole, Cynthia Consentino, Chris Fitch, Berio Gizzi, Brian Kane, Joo Lee Kang, David Lowrey, Josh Luke, Joyce McDaniel, Christina Pitsch, Shelley Reed and Liz Shepherd, lend their own unique commentary to this theme. Local prop house Mad Props will complement the work on view with furniture and ephemera inspired by the look and feel of a 19th century Victorian salon.