on view JAN 27 - APR 3, 2016
King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity - Main Level and Lower Level Galleries
Artists: Selin Balci | Krista Caballero | Anthony Cervino | Rebecca Clark | Lisa Crafts | David D’Orio
Joan Danziger | Frank Ekeberg | Talia Greene | Jonathan Monaghan | Lindsay Pichaske
Leslie Shellow | Henrik Sundqvist
King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity explores and imagines the strength and severity of the impact that humans have on the planet, and particularly on animals. In this exhibition artists explore and imagine what our relationship to animals and to the planet could be in some future, dystopian version of the natural reality, and in some cases what that relationship already is in the present day. Artists will wrestle with these ideas with works that blur the line between human and animals, comment on the human-imposed and oft-flawed power structures and hierarchy of the natural world, and examine animal behavior to gain insight into our own actions.
Rachel Schmidt: Daydreams in the Anthropocene - Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery - Upper Level
We have entered a new geological era, one of our own designs. Take a walk through a futuristic daydream of life in the Anthropocene. Using simple materials, paper and light, Schmidt builds a delicate future world, one not too far away.
Daydreams in the Anthropocene features a collaboration between Rachel Schmidt and Beauty Pill
Instructor Select 2016 - Jenkins Community Gallery - Lower Level
In the Jenkin's Community Gallery, Arlington Arts Center will present Instructor Select 2016, featuring work by both our students and our instructors to showcase the incredible talent in our adult classes. We will highlight work by AAC instructors Melanie Kehoss, Stephanie Lane, and Jennifer Wilkin Penick alongside those of their students. Side by side these works will explore the transmission and flow of ideas and techniques from instructor to student.