January 15 - February 06, 2010
“HERE IN MY CAR - Beyond Autopia and Autogeddon
Opening reception: (for both the Artcite & AGW "Here in My Car" exhibits)
Friday, January 15, 7:30 pm, at the Art Gallery of Windsor.
The AGW "Here in My Car" exhibit continues through March 28, 2010.
Closing reception at Artcite for "Here in My Car - Beyond Autopia and Autogeddon" exhibit:
Friday, February 5, 7:30 pm.
Nature of Activity: group exhibition, in conjunction with thematically related exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Windsor
image: Stephen Schudlich, Auto Shop 1
HERE IN MY CAR - Beyond Autopia and Autogeddon.
"the point is not to write a sociology of the car, the point is to drive"... Jean Baudrillard
Featuring works by:
Matteo Bittanti (San Francisco, California) "Car Crash Gamics"
Doug Bedard (Windsor, Ontario) "mixed media sculpture"
Peter Gibson / ROADSWORTH (Montreal Quebec) "traffic line interventions"
Ed Janzen (Kingsville Ontario) "mixed media signage"
Tim Laskey (Windsor Ontario) "mixed media bicycle sculpture"
Stephen Schudlich (Detroit Michigan) "chop-shop graphics series"
Eric Smith (Royal Oak, Michigan) "End of the Road photo series"
Sandi Wheaton (Windsor Ontario) "Route 66 time lapse video"
Works will explore issues surrounding the role of the car and car related infrastructure that have profoundly altered the patterns of human discourse / life. Themes will play out in the context of private vs public space, urban and exurban infrastructure, cultural assumption, choice, altered social relations and construction of the self and the other, etc.
"I believe in my own obsessions, in the beauty of the car crash, in the peace of the submerged forest, in the excitements of the deserted holiday beach, in the elegance of automobile graveyards, in the mystery of multi-storey car parks, in the poetry of abandoned hotels".... from 'What I believe', J.G. Ballard.