Tuesday, January 8, 2008

"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: RELATIONSHIPS AND LOVE", a national juried exhibition held at Walkers Point Center for the Arts, January 18-March 1

One of the driving forces in art making throughout world history has been the exploration of social interactions. It is the connectedness between the artist and their interpretation of relationships that spawn their creativity. Whether we care to admit it or not, relationships are about how we process the information we are given. According to photographer Chrys Carroll, “each one’s reality being colored by their particular experience” influences how the interaction is interpreted. Thus, these interpretations determine how we function individually and in the broader societal context of community.

Are we clouded by our perceptions and experiences? In a romantic situation we constantly ask for the truth, but what does that mean? This holds true in all types of relationships. We want our politicians and lovers to be truthful. We want our children to be truthful. We want truth in advertising. But are we really able to handle whatever the “truth” might be? Everyone’s example of “truth” is different, deluded and heavily sprinkled with a prescribed agenda. Hence, these variances in “truth” often lead to “the good, the bad and the ugly” in relationships.

~Della Wells and Sonji Hunt
The following artist statements and bios have been provided by the artists. The integrity of the manner in which they wish to present themselves through their words remains intact. Some of the participants have more than one piece in the exhibition, however we have posted only one image for the online presentation.
The exhibition chair is Mutope J. Johnson.
Please visit the exhibition at Walkers Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, WI. The opening reception is Gallery Night, January 18, 2008, 6:00-9:00pm.

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