AN EXHIBITION OF TOPOGRAPHY AND BODY
Curated by Rebekah Flake
SWING STATE examines the intersection of self and site. Each work of art in this group exhibition stems from the artists’ highly personal responses to the power dynamics of place on the embodied subject. The selected projects reveal a few of the topographic peaks and canyons of the American cultural landscape. From the art spaces of Philadelphia to the rural swamps of the American South to the feminist archives to the evening news, these artists traverse different American territories, and reveal a handful of the complicated and seductive social conditions we face in this moment of choosing (or dreading) our next President.
In addition to the opening reception, a Post-Election Recovery Roundtable was held one week following the closing of the polls. After a live performance and satirical gallery tour by Kristen Mills, the group discussed how we individually and collectively plan to move forward post election. What are the dangers / what are the benefits facing artists? the city? the country? How do we personalize the changes to our communities?
Artists: Razan Al-Salah, Antony Anderson, Roxana Azar, Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Amy Cousins, Brandon Dean, Jeremy Dennis, Jenn Dierdorf, Jen Dunlap, Dimitra Ermeidou, Bryant Girsch, Shabria Goode, Jaime Erin Johnson, Patricia McElroy, Angie Melchin, Kristen Mills, Jen Nugent