Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Grey Market At Fe Gallery Friday, June 24, 2011

Fe Arts Gallery is delighted to feature local and national artists who challenge notions of value. A Grey market enables person-to- person exchanges, like Craigslist and eBay, where individuals can negotiate value. With the proliferation of artist run spaces, the gallery has expanded to include alternate modes of distribution and exchange. Each artist in this exhibition speaks to various facets of this phenomenon.

Jim Kidd is the artist in residence in Transformazium’s screen printing shop. Transformazium is a collective emphasizing the neighborhood as a center for production of innovative ideas, collective action and public health. Kidd’s work challenges the archive by presenting a collection of objects and images that reassign historical value. Evoking nostalgia, Brianna Rigg reassigns cultural value through artistic composites of familiar objects. Chad Gordon’s work conceptually and figuratively juxtaposes the aesthetic of ubiquitous glossy magazines with his own reinterpretation that engages the global market economy. Questioning the concept of value altogether, Edgar Um Bucholtz presents an installation, using video of a burning car from a "Eurosleaze" cult film in dialogue with wall text.

Also Friday evening: Please join us for a screening in the courtyard featuring the work of Micki Davis, Patricia Montoya and more starting at 8:30pm.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 24, 2011

Exhibition runs June 24 - August 1, 2011


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