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This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology

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© Courtesy of Gallery 400
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Temporary Allegiance Photography © Courtesy of Artist and Gallery 400
This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology
Curated by: Kelly Chen, Anthony Elms

UIC College of Architecture and Art
400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
December 9th, 2008 - January 24th, 2009
Opening: December 10th, 2008 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://gallery400.uic.edu/
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West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
gallery400@uic.edu
PHONE:  
312-996-6114
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 12-6; by appointment
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DESCRIPTION

 

This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology, gathers a group of artists working against the darkness cast by a long, drawn-out war, a rancorous spirit in politics, a social landscape obscured by rampant information retrieval, and a crumbling economy. The artists in the exhibition do not turn their backs on current socio-political issues, but neither do they embrace propaganda. Rather, they harness anxieties—political, economic, personal—as productive generators for form. Introspection, reflective criticism, oblique commentary and cohabitation of past with present are just a few of the tactics by which these artists navigate progressively through the twilight.