Video Installation by Sandra Stephens
Opening Reception – Saturday, March 23, 2013 7-9pm
GALLERY HOURS: W, Th, F 2-7pm & Sat. 12-4pmSandra Stephens, Digital Image Appropriation (2012) of “Keep This Horror From Your Home, Back Up Our Battleskies” World War II poster, date unknown.
Sandra Stephens’ work takes an in-depth look at how culture contributes to our construction of identities.
Pieces will look at race, class, gender and sexuality. She will explore how war propaganda simplifies and objectifies the view of the “other” – the “enemy”; the effect our visual culture has on identity, and how these both affect the lives and identities of children. Her video work will also touch on stereotyping and the danger it presents. She is interested in how and why we stereotype, and in how stereotyping contributes to historic and current-day events.
Join us for ArtRage’s first-ever solo exhibition by a video artist. Our darkened gallery will feature audio and video projections, several capturing the wisdom of children, that will pull the viewer in and play with perceptions; both of the projected image and its blurred relationship to reality.
Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: John & Dolores Brule, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, the Holtz Family Fund, Deirde Neilen and Ron VanNorstrand. Special thanks to our 2012-13 Season Sponsors: Ruth Putter & The Left Tilt Fund.