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MONSTERS

431 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
November 4th, 2011 - November 29th, 2011
Opening: November 4th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://collaborateoakland.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
barbara@collaborateoakland.com
PHONE:  
510-451-1776
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM Open First Fridays from 6-9 PM, except for holiday weekends
TAGS:  
monster, nightmare, scary, creepy, ugly, Other photography mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, video-art, conceptual, pop, realism, abstract, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION
Addiction. Aggression. Antihuman. Big. Bully. Claws. Cookie Monster. Creepy. Cruel. Curious. Deviation. Dread. Doubt. Evil. Fanatic. Fangs. Fear. Feminine. Furry. Good Ole Boys. Government. Grotesque. Gun. Hairy. Hitler. Idi Amin. Insecurity. Insomnia. Internal. Isolation. King of Darkness. Loch Ness Monster. Loneliness. Mary Shelly. Misrepresentation. Monster Drinks. Monsters, Inc. Monster Mash. Monster Trucks. Mystery. Nightmare. Ogre. Other. Predator. Queer. Scary. Threat. Ugly. Unacceptable. Under the bed . . . 

What comes to mind when you hear the word
monster? Is it something that lives within each one of us? Or does it find its root in the anxieties we project onto others as a fear of the unknown? Maybe monsters are more like the mental baggage that writer Jeanette Winterson writes, “[are] mostly made up of things we haven’t read, haven’t heard, haven’t seen,” in Art [Objects].