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Power Struggles opens Friday, November 11 at Goucher’s Silber Gallery

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Power Struggles: Leveraging Control

Power Struggles will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Athenaeum from October 25th through December 4th, 2011 except November 22-27th for Thanksgiving. This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An artists’ reception will be held in the Silber Gallery on Friday November 11, 2011, 6-8 p.m.

In Power Struggles: Leveraging Control, Dustin Carlson, Emily Denlinger, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Phyllis Plattner, Robby Rackleff, Tony Shore, and Calla Thompson explore notions of authority, oppression, and control and study the imbalances of power-whether societal, sexual, political, or economic-found in social hierarchies. Power plays are enacted globally, daily-by governments over citizens, doctors over patients, parents over children, teachers over students, male over female-and the battles between these forces bleed into every area of life. Unfortunately, our culture has become desensitized to the insidious violence of our times, a result of incessant overexposure to violent images and experiences.

At times brutal and direct, at others calm, poetic and rich with metaphor, thework of these eight artists is always disruptive, insistent, impossible to ignore. The anxious scenarios depicted within this exhibit attempt to destroy current notions of violence and dismantle the sinister glamorization of power.

Calla Thompson installing ‘Lap’ – a 10 x 7 foot installation,
 comprised of black paint and approximately 12,000 rhinestones
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