Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Terror? (at Intersection for the Arts)

Alert: This exhibit is scheduled to close on 11/11/06.

The gallery at Intersection for the Arts, a San Francisco non-profit, is showing more than 360 small works on paper on the topic of terror. These were culled from more than 1,600 submissions from artists in 20 countries in response to an open call. Quality runs the gamut, but there are a number of contributions worth seeing—too many to show here. For this posting, I have selected a sample.

The painting at the top (acrylic), which seems to show wounds even in the sky, was sent by Dadi Setiyadi from Indonesia. From North Carolina, Mildred Joyner Long contributed several photo diptychs in which a person seems to disappears:

San Francisco team Linda Ford and Pam Martin contributed examples from their “Surveillance Portrait” series, where people seem to dematerialize under the camera eye:

Samantha Lautman of Berkeley contributed a group of photoetchings of angry faces, including:

San Francisco’s Dave Benzler contributed a collage showing fingerprints on a torn sheet over a typewritten list of answers, true or false:

Jennifer Lemper superimposed photos of herself and George W. Bush, which suggests that this President has crept inside us but not quite taken over:

Finally, a thick brown package addressed to “Terror?” and lacking a return address was mailed from the UK by C.G. Clarke.

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