Monday, April 16, 2012

It ain't over....

Civil disobedience. Maybe it doesn’t always stay so civil. Maybe we’re not so civic minded.

There is no way for me to play Switzerland in this one—this is me taking one for the team. This is illuminating the comings and goings in my bed. This is a power f**k. These gestures are direct and directed at me. This is the wrong people speaking out, having their say. This is singing like a canary at the top of your lungs. This is sidestepping the dirty laundry; this is just dirty. Laughing in your face. Going for blood. Putting your cards out on the table.

The works of Barbara DeGenevieve, Brent Garbowski, and Joe Mault challenge the rules; up end structures. But not every challenge is militant. You may change the way you think about that other person’s body, the things that come in or go out of your mouth, or your relationship to power. But you might just sit a while and laugh.

Join us for the opening reception Saturday, April 28, 6-9 p.m.
The exhibition continues through May 26.

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Slow is an alternative exhibition venue for contemporary art. Not quite an apartment gallery, not commercial. Presenting art that leans away from hipster, toward introspective and vulnerable (read slightly nerdy)

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