“Heat Chaos Resistance - It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun” Exhibition

Radiator Gallery

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Radiator Gallery presents Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun, a sociopolitically-conscious print and drawing exhibition of twelve contemporary artists. Some of the works focus on the process of making: artist maquettes serve as a ‘stage’ for photography; graphite and gouache drawings are inspired by the graphic clarity of the print; watercolor drawings based on ethnographic studies take ultimate place in books. Other works are finished forms: anti-war digital prints and posters; monoprints that envision a brief meeting with cosmological time; screen prints that explore a reconciliation between the spirit and physical worlds; pigment prints that find inspiration from news photographs of people in disastrous situations; zines that document a generation’s battle with the War on Terror.

Heat Chaos Resistance – It’s Time To Live In The Scattered Sun (the latter portion of the title is from the Doors’ “Waiting For The Sun”) was conceived in the spring and summer of 2013, a period that witnessed a burst of political activity, from the announcement that levels of heat-trapping carbon dioxide were at an all-time high, to explosions of protest in Gaza, Turkey, to the global “March Against Monsanto,” to widespread protest in Brazil, to the leaking of U.S. and U.K. government surveillance and classified files, to bloody revolts in Egypt and Syria, and to the looming threat of U.S. military action in Syria. The seasonal warmth represented an incubator for activism as one event after another boiled over between May and October.

Heat Chaos Resistance examinesthe print, a medium with a history of sociopolitical content and context – from Kathe Kollwitz’s poignant prints depicting the tragedy of war in the early 20th century, to the direct action posters of ACT UP in the later 20th century – and its potential to translate our current state of despair into visible forms of protest and empowerment, to spread awareness, and to reflect, teach and heal.

Alyssa E. Fanning is an artist, writer and curator. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2008 and her MFA from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey in 2012. Fanning has exhibited across the United States at spaces including White Box and ABC No Rio, New York, NY; Mortville, Chicago, IL; the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and the Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI, among others. Fanning has curated with the Manhattan based curatorial collective, BROADTHINKING, and independently. In 2012 Fanning published her monograph Disaster Off the Hackensack, in response to overdevelopment of the Hackensack River’s watershed. Fanning has been involved in social activism since 2001 when she joined Bergen Action Network, Bergen County, NJ, a grassroots activist organization dedicated to fighting government and environmental injustices.



from October 25, 2013 to November 15, 2013

Closing Reception on 2013-11-15 from 18:00 to 21:00

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