- April 4 to April 29, 2012
- Reception: April 12 from 6-9pm
- Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 6
- Free & Open To The Public
“I Am Not Animal”
features: Virginia Bradley, Squeak Carnwath, Darla Jackson, Rene Marquez, Daniela Montecinos Valdivia, Lance Winn
The exhibition /“I am not an animal’/ explores the relationship between human and animal subjectivities, specifically, the tension between the animal in art as symbol (or object) and the animal in art as having acknowledged subject-hood. The animal in art has historically served as the other, representing what humans /are not/ or otherwise demonstrating human superiority. In other words, art and artists have assumed the practice of defining animals in relation to humans, and not in acknowledgment of independent animal identities. This exhibition investigates this practice and explores the role of animal subjectivities in constructions of the “human,” culture, and contemporary ontologies. The exhibition’s title references the play /The Elephant Man/ and invokes the notion of the animal other, shunned by “civilized” society. Like the play, the inquiry of this exhibition offers deep and far-reaching implications, addressing diversity: belonging and difference.
“Longing, Loss, and Anger”
features: Shane Jezowski, Carrie Mae Smith, Steven Earl Weber
The combined works in this exhibit of three University of Delaware first year MFA students presents an undercurrent of thought that is rising to the surface in America; a longing for an America that has either past or never really existed. The work of these three artists emote a wide range of feelings that are all tied together by the current state of our country.