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The End of Wild

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REM 59d, 2011 Photographic Palladium Print 4"x5" © Courtesy of the artist and Modified Arts
The End of Wild
Curated by: Jeff Chabot

407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, 85004
May 18th, 2012 - June 9th, 2012
Opening: May 18th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.modified.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Phoenix
EMAIL:  
info@modifiedarts.org
PHONE:  
602.462.5516
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 9-5; 1st & 3rd Fridays, 6-9pm; Sat 12-4; or by appointment, scheduled by email
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, abstract, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Is there no wild left? No place or species left untouched by humanity? “The End of Wild” addresses the topic of “wild” through a collection of artist’s works that explore man’s closeness to nature, species selection, and our coexistence within evolving landscapes. “The End of Wild” presents a wide range of media including works in photography, public art, installation, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media.

In the exhibition, media artist Lauren Strohacker places advertisements in newspaper classified ads with arbitrary calls to nature; artist trio Unmanned Minerals displays strips of bark burned with poetic messages; and, Carolyn Lavender presents a new landscape drawing that questions the artificiality and objectification of nature. The exhibition also includes the work of The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (DNA), an organization aimed specifically at documenting glimpses of nature during the midnight hours.