"A Conflicted State" Exhibition

Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery

poster for "A Conflicted State" Exhibition

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"A Conflicted State" is a group exhibition curated by Lauren Schell Dickens.
Contemporary life is defined by conflict, and to a large extent, our identities are shaped by these pressures. In and of itself, conflict is neither negative nor positive; warring ideas divide and destroy as much as they force self-reflection and creative resolution. The artists in this exhibition each address a unique set of contradictory impulses in their work. Driven by the medium, inquiries into visual perception, collaboration propelled by antagonistic interaction, memories of a personal past, and fears for the future, these artists don't present solutions, but grapple from within the suspended moment of conflict, to reach a path of self-discovery. Several pieces in the exhibition hint at a desire for escape-from reality, the past, or ourselves-and a frustrated inability to do so. As humans, we yearn for resolution. Instead, we are caught in a perpetual state of contradiction from which, as these seven artists show us, the creative act emerges.



from January 22, 2009 to February 20, 2009
Performance: Friday, January 30, 2009, 6-8pm.

Opening Reception on 2009-01-22 from 18:00 to 20:00

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