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Glass Curtain Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Loaded: Hunting Culture in America
1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60605


March 18th, 2009 - April 29th, 2009
Opening: 
March 18th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Couple, Josh WinegarJosh Winegar, Couple,
2007, Gesso, acrylic, pencil, archival inkjet print
© Josh Winegar
The Wedding Ring, Erika LarsenErika Larsen, The Wedding Ring,
2004, Lambda archival c print
© Erika Larsen
Hunting Stand with Unicorn Bait, Kimberley HartKimberley Hart, Hunting Stand with Unicorn Bait,
2007, mixed media
© Kimberley Hart
Bear, Jenn WilsonJenn Wilson, Bear, 2007, Oil Painting
© Jenn Wilson
Hoof Track with Blood, Brian LestebergBrian Lesteberg, Hoof Track with Blood,
2003, photograph
© Brian Lesteberg
, Installation viewInstallation view
© Glass Curtain Gallery
, Installation viewInstallation view
© Glass Curtain Gallery
, Installation viewInstallation view
© Glass Curtain Gallery
Duck Decoys, Bob LantzBob Lantz, Duck Decoys
© Glass Curtain Gallery
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In contemporary America, where people no longer need to hunt for survival, hunting culture –– with its roots in notions of American independence, the frontier spirit, dominance over nature, and rugged individualism –– has evolved to become an aesthetic and a lifestyle choice, a sport steeped in regional and family traditions. Many contemporary artists and designers have gravitated toward either the aesthetics or the cultural/social phenomena of hunting as the subject of their work, giving us objects, images, and spaces that range from kitsch to realism and hard-edged social commentary. This group exhibition, "Loaded: Hunting Culture in America," timed to coincide with the college-wide Critical Encounters initiative "Human|Nature," will take a deliberately ambivalent view toward the morality of hunting and address the subject as social, cultural, and artistic phenomenon, ideally nudging viewers to question their own preconceptions regarding hunting.


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