Monday, January 14, 2013

Animatopoeia & Dante Rodriguez: New Works 1.18

Animatopeia: A Most Peculiar (Post Modern) Bestiary, a 'visual inventory of categories of animals beyond the familiar – a regrouping of our experience of the world through the naming of ideas in the form of animals; animals that are in the final analysis not animals but metaphors for categories of experience that mirror the complexity of our world.'

The questions this exhibition attempts to answer can be formulated simplistically: How does the contemporary artist – acting, as it were, on behalf of us all, our society, our culture, and our time – understand thehuman experience and the human condition through the depiction of animals? And further, why is the animal as subject matter peculiarly suited to the needs of the artist to explore these issues of the human condition andhuman experience?

Dante Rodriguez: New Works, graphic and conceptual works by one of Cleveland's most promising emerging artists. (In the South Gallery.)

CSU Gallery
1307 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Friday, January 18, 2013

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