Art & Art History
The work of the artists in this exhibition subverts logic in a similar manner. Each takes familiar themes and conventions and finds ways to morph and transform them into pieces of art that trigger a kind of reflection rarely found in mass media. The logic that dictates the work starts with convention, but is transformed during the working process into a way of thinking that transcends common thought. The discoveries made during this process elevate the work beyond simple craft, causing it to pose challenging questions to both artist and viewer.
Table of Contents:
Introduction / by Todd Arsenault
Tall…or Maybe Not So Tall?, 2011 / by Ethan Grosso
Growing Up in Seclusion, 2011, and Hammer to the Head, 2011 / by Ethan Grosso
Neoteny, 2011 / by Christina Neno
My own, 2011, Hieronymus, 2010, and Untitled, 2011 / by Christina Neno
Pleasure is not the Motive, 2011 / by Sophia Rothbart
The Censor Must be in Bad Faith, 2011 / by Sophia Rothbart
Video still from Thrift, 2011 / by Sophia Rothbart
Arsenault, Todd, et al. This is what happens when you meet a Stranger in the Alps. Carlisle, PA.: The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, 2011.