Curated by Shane Montgomery
March 30 - April 28, 2007
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 6-9 PM
Old Glory Condoms Corporation performance at 7 PM: Transamerica - Condoms with a Conscience will be unveiled by founder and CEO Jay Critchley.
Artists Talk: Saturday, April 14, 4-6 PM
Psychological Prosthetics training session: Saturday, April 21, 1:30 PM
Featuring the Anti-Advertising Agency, Acclair, C5 Corporation, Davis & Davis Research, Meaning Maker, Death and Taxes, Inc., Old Glory Condom Co., Psychological Prosthetics, SubRosa, Slop Art, Training and Development, Tectonic Industries, and We Are War.
Over the last few years, a new group of artists have emerged that package themselves as corporate entities. They develop a company name, a branding scheme, and utilize the language of advertising and marketing. These individual artists and collectives create art objects, marketing materials, and performative event-based pieces that can exist in a gallery setting as well as in the public sphere. Much of this work centers around issues of capitalism and consumerism. By putting this work within the context of fictional products or alternative services, we are able to engage in a more enhanced conversation around topics ranging from globalization, immigration reform, and health care in a way that is whimsical and visually inspiring.