About this project
Venue: Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, 102 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Exhibition Title: Perfect Citizen
May 7th-June 24, 2011 (Sat. May 7 opening date and reception)
This exhibit positions the artist as an observer, subversive and trickster with a practiced ability to access, and act on intuition.
While spotlighting the artist as having a unique vision, PC exemplifies universal human inventiveness, optimism and drive to create and see things anew. The overall attitude will be that, while these artists have devoted time to an art career, the viewer, too, has the ability to see their world in a new way, and thus turn it around.
We take so many situations for granted because it would require extra energy to really examine—and manipulate--our world minute by minute. But some artists have chosen to do this, and the rest of us can live vicariously through their actions, knowing, “I could have thought of that”. We marvel at what is out there under our noses to simply notice. The encouraging aspect of this kind of work is twofold—fortunately someone is picking up the slack, and taking notice, but they are also showing us, “this way of thinking is not beyond my abilities”, and can become a daily exercise.