I am in Minneapolis, working away on a piece for this exhibition.
Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print
February 23 – March 26, 2016
Program: Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 pm with Jenny Schmid & Tonja Torgerson
Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:00 – 10:00pm
Curated by Jenny Schmid, Professor of Art, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print, considers the power of associative thinking and historical mash-ups in the print medium. Graphic media inherently offers artists the potential to remix or reference history. The artists in this exhibition discuss revolution and employ metaphor in sampling and in the free combination of history and politics that might be more limiting in other disciplines. The pursuit of free association may not appear to be directly activist, but the use of artistic license to draw on the subconscious may be a tool for the deconstruction of assumed paradigms.
Artists in the exhibition include Sandow Birk, Randy Bolton, Julie Buffalohead, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Wille Cole, Jim Denomie, Fred Hagstrom, John Hitchcock and Emily Arthur, Barbara Kruger, Michael Krueger, Glenn Ligon, Hung Liu, Emmy Lingscheit, Martin Mazorra, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Andrew Raftery, Robert Rauschenberg, John Risseeuw, Roger Shimomura, Lorna Simpson, Piotr Szyhalski, Tonja Torgerson, Ericka Walker, and Valerie Wallace.