Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM from January 16, 2012 until February 12, 2012
Location: Visual Arts Gallery
Featuring the work of Russell Biles and Dominick Manco
January 16 - February 12, 2012
Artists’ Reception: January 19 6-8 p.m.
Cynical Realism, curated by Associate Professor Dana Goodman, features the art work of South Carolina ceramic sculptor Russell Biles and Fort Wayne photographer and painter Dominick Manco. Their work represents an art movement, Cynical Realism, which grew from the pavement of China’s Tiananmen Square in1989. The movement reflects a growing cynicism in art society towards the inability of authority to do the right thing towards its citizens, combined with the self-righteous nature of many people.
Biles’ work is ceramic sculpture, an art form which has existed before recorded history while Manco’s art represents the elimination of the historically short-lived ‘wet’ photography by newer digital techniques. These two media are seldom in the same academic department today, let alone seen together in the same exhibition. The exhibition contains mature adult images.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.–9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekends.
For information call the Department of Fine Arts, 260-481-6705 or visit our website at www.ipfw.edu/fine-arts.
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