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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Gallery Project presents Turning Points, which features local and national artists who utilize personal, political, and cultural points of transition as subject matter and bases for their artwork. This exhibit runs from Wednesday, August 1 through Sunday, September 9. The opening reception is on Friday, August 3, from 6-9.
In the time of Extreme Makeovers and the abandonment of the writ of Habeas Corpus, transitions seem to happen quickly and unexpectedly. Fascinating is the society where a TV show hands out quality living, or the greatest democracy can wipe away one of its founding principles. Personal changes can feel equally as dramatic and more immediate. It is important for artists to investigate these tipping points, and the events that lead to them.
Epiphanies of religious or mundane nature, eulogies of loved ones or abandoned philosophies, tragic catastrophes and joyous celebrations are all fodder for the content of this exhibition. Some of the artists for Turning Points explore personal changes ranging from living with cancer, moving to the suburbs, or the lasting impact of a favorite sci-fi movie. Other artists deal with issues in American history and our relationship to the world vis-à-vis the war in Iraq, Homeland Security, and the “taming of the west”. Interpersonal relationships ranging from hazards in dating to overprotective parenting round out the show. The narrative nature of the work weaves a connection between different media of video, sculpture, drawing, painting and photography.
Curated by Gallery Project collaborator, Andrew Thompson, Turning Points, features the work of Leslie Atzmon (Ann Arbor), MB (San Francisco), Ed Brown (St. Louis), Dustin Dennis (NYC), Chris Erchick (San Francisco), Gabe Hillebrand (Detroit), Ashlee Jones (San Francisco), Amanda Lechner (NYC), Beili Liu (Ann Arbor), Andy Malone (Detroit), Ambarish Manepalli (NYC), Abigail Murray (Ann Arbor), Laura Nelson (Ann Arbor), Julie Prokop (Detroit), Eric Peterson (Chicago), Patrick Renner (Houston), Jada Schumacher (Menomenie,WI), Jeffrey Schwietzer (NYC), Amanda Thatch (Detroit), and B.J. Vogt (St. Louis).
Gallery Project is a fine art collaborative. Its mission is to provide a venue for contemporary art that is culturally aware, individualistic, courageous, and thought provoking. Artists representing a diverse range of visual arts curate and participate in its nine annual themed exhibits.
Gallery Project is located at 215 South Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor. Gallery hours are: Tues-Saturday, noon-9, and Sunday, noon-4. For more information, call 734-997-7012 or visit the website at thegalleryproject.com.