Calla Thompson: Hero and Baddie at Project 4 March 21

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Project 4 presents : CALLA THOMPSON – Hero and Baddie

March 21 – April 18, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

“…humor has been described as a ‘mediation tool’ to carry out aggressive interactions in a smooth way.” – Salvatore Attardo, Linguistic Theories of Humor

Project 4 presents a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Calla Thompson. Her art practice crosses media and includes digital photography using montage techniques, as well as drawing and installation. Her work examines the way power is enacted and exchanged in our culture. She uses stark, wry humor to examine small gestures and proverbial objects that shift power among individual characters. She states, “I am interested in the place where the simple dichotomy of good and evil collapses, where each character has the potential to be both hero and baddie.”

Calla Thompson lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA in Photography from Syracuse University and her BFA in Photography from the University of Ottawa (Canada). Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in South America.

For additional information please contact:
Anne Surak, director
Lily DeSaussure, assistant director


Project 4 – 1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20009
tel: 202 232 4340

Hours: Wednesday – Friday 2:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday noon – 6:00 pm and by appointment.

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