Demarcations : Comedian Arts / Dramatic Ones

Installed at The Haggerty Museum of Art for Current Tendencies III (August 21-December 21, 2013)  

Read a review of Current Tendencies III here. (Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)                         

* For CT3, each artist was prompted to select work from the museum's permanent collection and offer a response.

Exhibition Statement

Demarcations / Comedian Arts : Dramatic Ones                                                                              

This exhibition holds three titles.                                                                                                              

Or perhaps, three fragments completing one whole.                                                                                    

Each title is a unique configuration of the exact same letters; they are anagrams.                                      

Viewers are invited to enter the space informed by any combination of the statements below.

Demarcations

Many words have many definitions. 

Commonly understood as the result of establishing boundaries or revealing limits, Demarcations explores the various ways in which barriers present themselves within everyday communicative acts pertaining to both personal relationships and physical spaces.   This show is an investigation into language, perception, and how we give and receive information.

Comedian Arts

Many words have many definitions.

Commonly understood as a quality that appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous, Comedian Arts explores the various ways in which comic elements present themselves within everyday communicative acts pertaining to both personal relationships and physical spaces.  This show is an investigation into the complexities of the futile and the absurd.

Dramatic Ones

Many words have many definitions.

Commonly understood as a state, situation, or series of events involving an intense conflict of forces, Dramatic Ones explores the various ways in which contrast and opposition present themselves within everyday communicative acts pertaining to both personal relationships and physical spaces.  This show is an investigation into the complex relationship between protection and affection.