fargobuddha-web.jpg Juried by Susanne Cockrell and Reynold Pritikin

Featuring: Alexis Amann, Donna Anderson Kam, Richard Barlow, Kevin Bell, Jessica Dacher, Morten Dysgaard , Nadiah Fellah, David Grainger, Richard Haley, Bradley Hyppa , Patricia K. Kelly, Terry Mason, Carrie Minikel, Kate Moore, and Lisa Patzer

Exhibition runs: September 26 – October 20, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 6–9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 1–6 PM
Juror & Artists talk: Saturday, October 20, 4 PM
Free admission

The LAB presents its second annual juried exhibition. The situation of the artist in America is not one in which the public is hostile to contemporary art, so much as it is unengaged with it. The emerging artist is thrown back on her own devices-- ”Why do I do this? For my peers, for those who care about art, or for myself?” What can we ascertain about why artists make work for themselves? One answer might be that artists have a yearning to see what it would look like, referring to odd visual juxtapositions, social engagements, cultural interrogations, new ways of seeing familiar things, political intrusions, or formal innovations. The curators invite artists to submit works that use anticipation--their own and the viewers’--as a means to see the world anew every day.