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Nine ArtistsPosted on April 08, 2013
Blow Up Gallery is proud to announce Nine Artists, a group exhibition including artists: Jesse Morgan Barnett, Cassandra Emswiler, Thomas Feulmer, Francis Giampietro, Kevin Rubén Jacobs, Michael Mazurek, Francisco Moreno, Arthur Peña, and Michelle Rawlings. The gallery will host an opening reception on April 6, 7-11 pm.
The title of the exhibition suggests its premise—an antithesis of what might be considered a normative mode. By default, art exhibitions tend to favor specific associations and over-arching themes that categorize and amalgamate the artist into groups and concepts that fragment their individuality. In this zeitgeist of the Information Age, it has become fashionable to cluster the expressions of people into dehumanized information. This exhibition, however, allows for a platform from which the artist can explore and manifest singular works irrespective of preconceived categorization.
Nine Artists thus allows the possibility of disjunction and/or the materialization of an organic cohesiveness from its participants.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a two-volume catalog with an essay by Shelley DeMaria, who is completing a Masters in Art History at Hunter College in New York and is currently the Curatorial Assistant at the Meadows Museum.
April 6 – 20, 2013
Blow Up Gallery
8060 Park Lane, Suite 126
Dallas, TX 75231