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Watchlist Artist: Jesse Vogler   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Chris Ballantyne, Lisa K. Blatt, Adriane Colburn, Bethany Delahunt, Lucy Raven, Jamey Stillings, Jesse Vogler, Shirley Wegner at Center for Contemporary Art September 21st, 2012 - November 25th, 2012
Posted 9/26/12
Jesse Vogler is currently showing his works in a group show titled 'Dust in the Machine' at CCA Santa Fe from Sep. 21 till Nov. 25, 2012. The twentieth century spawned the industrialization of the American West. With its suburban developments, water diversion projects, oil and natural gas rigs, power plants, atomic laboratories, military testing grounds, and sophisticated roadways, the western states have become a landscape of mechanization. This machine is at once necessary and destructive, sophisti... [more]
Elana Rubinfeld talks with Chris Ballantyne, the San Francisco transplant whose exhibition Everything means something and nothing is what it seems to be is currently on view at Hosfelt Gallery. Elana Rubinfeld: What do you think is the common thread running through your new work that is now  on view at Hosfelt Gallery? Chris Ballantyne: Right now landscape is the foremost thing in my work and naturally in this exhibit, in large part from my own experience growing up in america. Many of the p... [more]
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FORCES OF NATURE @ Limn Gallery   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Chris Ballantyne, Lisa Dahl, Thomas Doyle, Jessalyn Haggenjos, Wendy Heldmann, Liz Hickok, Emily Hung, Maura Jasper, Lori Nix at Limn Art Gallery July 26th, 2008 - August 29th, 2008
Posted 8/3/08
For the three generations since World War II during which America prospered, through sometimes less-than-noble methods, art was proscribed by influential critics from not only commenting on politics, as it had during the Depression, but even from representing the visible world. We’re now seeing a resurgence of political artwork, the disconnect between rhetoric and reality having become too obvious to ignore. The new activism is like a resurgence of the 1930s Social Realist movement, but in... [more]