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WISH LIST: A GALLERY PROJECT DUAL-SITE EXHIBIT
TOLEDO, AUG 1 - 31, 2015
ANN ARBOR, SEPT 11 - OCT 17, 2015
Gallery Project presents Wish List, a dual-site, multi-media exhibition in which over 40 local, regional, national artists share their visions for a desired future state. In Toledo, Ohio, Wish List opens on Saturday, August 1 at One Lake Erie Center (600 Jefferson Ave) and runs through August 31 (with the opening reception: Saturday, August 1 from 6-9pm). In Ann Arbor, It opens at the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 W. Liberty on Friday, September 11 and runs through October 17 (opening reception on Friday, September 11 from 6-9pm). Both receptions will feature a live DJ and have free snacks and beverages.
A wish list is an expression of optimism in future possibility, a moment of longing suffused with hope and courage. It is a thoughtful compilation of individual desires, born of a need for change, and the courage to believe in the possibility of an improved future state.
A wish list can pertain to a range of beneficiaries from oneself, family and friends, to larger social units such as communities and nation states. It can consider concepts and values such as social justice, racial and economic equality, and human and planetary survival. It can refer to specific domains such as science and technology, commerce, and the arts. It can also explore limitless worlds of the imagination.
Artists might consider old wish lists, wishes that have come true, those kept secret, those that have become deep unrequited longings, and those that have pushed personal boundaries or have changed over time due to external events or introspection. They might express new eager wishes, those that are humorous or seem shallow or even crass. This exhibit challenges artists to express their own wish lists: to plumb personal values, ideals, dreams, and quests to represent aspirations of all kinds, in any medium.
A gathering of WISH LISTS can be read as a sum of human desire in an ideal world, a courageous and optimistic composite of human longings. We eagerly anticipate the breadth of artistsí responses to this call. In the assemblage of your WISH LISTS, we believe that we might glimpse our collective future taking shape.
Exhibiting artist include Heather Accurso, Hiba Ali, Sara Buckius, Seder Burns, Alex Buzzalini, Angelo Conti, Ruth Crowe, Rocco DePietro, Matt Degenaro, Anthony Fontana, Tim Gaewsky, Erin Garber Pearson, Nicole Gordon, John Gutoskey, Clifton Harvey, Adrian Hatfield, Mark Hereld, Dan Hernandez, Nicole Jacquard, Vijay Kumar, Julianne Lindsey, Tom McMillen-Oakley, Alex Mandrila, Mario Moore, Vince Mountain, Michael Nagara, Scott Northrup, Frank Pahl, Teresa Petersen, Erica Podwoiski, Marianetta Porter, Gloria Pritschet, Boris Rasin, Colin Raymond, Gary Setzer, Brian Spolans, Jack Summers, Andrew Thompson, Cristen Velliky, Ed Weiss, Ellen Wilt, Robin Wilt, and Nick Zagar. Wish List is curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, founders and directors of Gallery Project.
Gallery Project wishes to thank Michelle Carlton, Programs Coordinator of the Arts Commission in Toledo and Marie Klopf, CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center for their support of this exhibit.
Wish List is curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, founders and directors of Gallery Project. (Artists interested in this theme, should submit jpegs of artwork or concepts to us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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AUG 1-31 2015
SEP 11-OCT 17 2015