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Opening Reception: January 20 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Stella Elkins Gallery
Tyler School of Art presents Ocotillo, a group exhibition curated by Jonathan DeDecker.
Art Makes Sense. How is sense made? How is it produced? Uh, well, we might ask something like: “how is it created?” But that’s already too heavy of a question. It’s like the innocent question of a child who wonders aloud how babies are made, quite unaware of and uninterested in what goes on with the “privates.” A good parent will either find some way of dodging the question, or respond simply “with love,” saving the specifics for a better time. To get more technical, we might reframe the question as “how is history made?” That’s public knowledge. And it’s all the more dreary for that reason. If we’re even dryer and crustier yet, we might ask “what does history make?” Well, we might say, taking a historical perspective, that it makes more history. A mechanical sequence that has no need of sense. Fortunately there is sense, and there are people making it, remaking it, and occasionally destroying it. That’s art. Come check out Ocotillo at Stella Elkins Gallery to look around and see for yourself!
This exhibition brings many artists work from New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Beijing, Stockholm, Minneapolis, New Orleans and more into the same room for a chance to foster curiosity and pose important questions about contemporary art in 2016.
For more information regarding the exhibition please contact Jonathan DeDecker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image courtesy David Humphrey. Leashed, Acrylic on Canvas, 2016.