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Nave Museum presents Co-Modify exhibit

By Victoria Advocate
Dec. 2, 2011 at 6:02 a.m.


IF YOU GO:

WHEN: Friday through Jan. 22, 9, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday through Sunday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: 306 W. Commercial St.

COST: $1 - $2

FOR MORE INFO: Call 361-575-8227 or visit victoriaregionalmuseum.com

A new exhibit, titled Co-Modify, will open at the Nave Museum on Friday.

This exhibit features works by a group of artists called 'Culture Laboratory Collective.'

The exhibit will feature works by 10 artists from seven states, all united by a common theme - responding to the social condition in which all value is monetary and reality itself becomes a product.

To maintain conceptual integrity, all works have been produced exclusively for this exhibit, according to the news release.

The Culture Laboratory Collective is a diverse group of artists working loosely around the question of social cohesion within the context of aesthetic fragmentation.

While focusing collectively on a synthetically established social identity, the work produced paradoxically strives to break free of group-think aesthetics in favor of the individual voice. Retaining a focus on craft and the object, Culture Laboratory Collective operates as an ongoing investigation in media interchangeability and aesthetic fluidity.

The artists participating in Co-Modify are Piotr Chizinski, of Ithaca, N.Y.; JD Durham, of San Marcos; Sarah Haven, of Ellensburg, Wash.; Brian Jobe, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Shreepad Joglekar, of Manhattan, Kan.; Ryder Richards, of Plano; Sue Anne Rische, of Plano; Kale Roberts, of Tampa, Fla.; Ian F. Thomas, of Slippery Rock, Pa; Dryden Wells, from St. Louis, Mo; and Jonathan Whitfill, of Lubbock.

Durham is expected to attend a member preview on Thursday.

The artists have various academic backgrounds and have work as art educators in various universities and colleges across the U.S. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally.

The work in this exhibit consists of sculptures, photographs, mixed media, and installations pieces. Including the central theme, Co-Modify is curated by Shreepad Joglekar, a former Nave board member and photography professor at the Victoria College. He now works at the Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

The exhibit will be open to public from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 22, with a member's preview on Thursday. The Nave Museum is at 306 W. Commercial St. The Nave is open from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday.

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