Welcome To My World Artists Reception
- Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
- Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Location: 23 Sandy Gallery
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A stellar list of area artists were invited to consider a similar, unusual, three-dimensional object as canvas—a vintage world globe. This invitational exhibition was conceived and co-curated by new-to-Portland artist, Robert Tomlinson and is co-curated and hosted by 23 Sandy Gallery. The artists were asked to transform, build, infuse, reduce or reinvent the globe using the expressive power of cartography, exploring the form of the globe to create a compelling new work of art.
Several of the artists focused on global politics and world affairs. Global warming was tackled by Jim Neidhardt with a resin coated glove that seems to be melting. Kerry Davis used his globe, titled Under the Wire,“to represent the damaging grip of the military, industrial and corporate paradigm that has encircled and enclosed our planet and the recognition that we have little time left to challenge and change the plight of our planet Earth.” Allison Bruns painted her globe with infamous dictators to remind us that “nothing causes greater change in the world than the slaughter of a population.”