Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ http://www.aferro.org
Theory + Practice curated by Evonne M. Davis
April 19 – May 17, 2008
Opening Reception Saturday April 19, 7-10 PM
“…There are no countries now….” From artist Alan Bigelow’s When I was President
Theory+ Practice is an acknowledgement, interrogation and fete of the void between what the world could be and what it is. Web artist and writer Alan Bigelow’s interactive piece, When I was President is an interactive projection that details a presidency ended by a suicide bomber: “a high school teacher from Des Moines.” “She said it was the only way to make the world right again.” Site-specific sculptural works by Brian Wondergem include a 15-foot high Ferris wheel built exclusively out of ladders, suggestive of both an extreme pragmatism as well as yearning for escape.
Artists: Andrew Leo Baron, Alan Bigelow, Deric Carner, Robert Ladislas Derr, Nisha Drinkard, Katarina Jerinic, Darren Jones, Tracie Lee, Paula McCartney, Tori Purcell, Stephanie Standish, Alina Tenser, Matthew Verdon, Brian Wondergem
With full color catalog