Visual Arts Program
 


Saturday, March 7, 2009 — Friday, April 24, 2009

Nathaniel Freeman

Killing Rolando

Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>
Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>
Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>

Killing Rolando is an immersive video installation that utilizes contemporary and archival footage to explore disparate constructions of masculinity across generations, as well as the decline of personal and political power that comes with age.  The project is inspired by a family history that has produced both military generals and wards of the state within the same generation. Suspended between these two sides of his past, Freeman looks at the overlap between a seemingly organized mental state and pure bedlam, and the way these two conditions are not opposites so much as the transitory manifestation of a cultural need.


Some publications related to this event:
March, 2009 - 2009
April, 2009 - 2009

 
 
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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...