February 11, 2008 – April 3, 2008
This show presents a diverse mix of images, videos, sound clips and other works, featuring birds as its common underlying theme. Birds have long caught the imagination of artists, and this would not be the first exhibition to present images of our beautiful “feathered friends.” Ornithology, however, takes a new approach, and offers visitors a much different experience. Using images of and themes associated with birds, the exhibition’s artists raise provocative questions about the human condition and the actions of humankind. Through the deceptively simple figure of the bird, the works on display explore themes of race and gender relations, emerging and evolving global politics, economics and environmental change.
William Earl Kofmehl
Janet L. Pritchard