The One House Project is a collaboration of 220 artists. The overriding principle of One House is our vision for a country where we are united as one people rather than divided against each other by race, gender, class, religion, or any other means of defining “us” against “them.” Each artist created a 12” panel dedicated to an ancestor of theirs who came to this country, whether voluntarily or involuntarily; Native Americans whose ancestors preceded the arrival of the Europeans, chose their own subjects.
Zeitgeist IV, represents a critique of current curatorial practices that focus not on the artwork and intent of the artists themselves but on interpreting the work for the audience. Artists were given a specific category to make work to and the curators provided a lengthy and overwrought critique of the work based on current curatorial practice without benefit of reviewing the actual work. The viewer was then left to enjoy and make up her/his mind about the work without interference given the disconnect between the art and the words to describe it. Sixteen visual artists participated in the exhibition.
A Nationally Open-Juried Exhibition Juror: J. Susan Isaacs, Professor and Coordinator of Art History and Curator of Departmental Galleries at Towson University, and Curator of Special Projects, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Reception July 29, 3-6:00 p.m. Awards presented at 4:30 p.m. Exhibition Chair: Kass McGowan
Celebrating 49 Years Voted Best Gallery in Annapolis 2012 Showcasing Local & National Artists