In an epoch in which our global community seems to be rapidly disintegrating politically, economically and most alarmingly, environmentally, this exhibit will present work by artists whose images reflect a world going/gone awry. This is a place where much is not well through misuse/abuse of the environment, where because of the failure of society as a whole to properly take care of itself and the world it exists in, we may actually be near the end of the world as we have always known it. These artists have a common theme of alarm and dismay, while at the same time finding haunting beauty and powerful personal expression in their words of caution to us all. On view from September 6 - October 18, 2008.
In conjunction with Cautionary Tales: A Visual Dystopia and Finding A Pulse
• Metaphor As Map poetry writing workshop - Saturday, September 13, 2-3:30pm, in conjunction with STIR: A Festival of Words
• 516 WORDS: Book Lung • Poetry’s Spin on Art - Saturday, September 13, 4pm, in conjunction with STIR: A Festival of Words and the UNM MFA in Creative Writing program
• Gallery Talk - Saturday, September 27, 2pm, an informal walk-through of both exhibitions at 516 ARTS with curators and artist