Welcome to a beautiful world, unsettling in its vision of personal isolation, but collectively bound by the small comfort of knowing that we are all alone. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and video this convincing aesthetic of anxious beauty shows us a strange contemporary familiarity in our collective darkness.
A collaborative project between the GVSU Art Gallery and the De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College, this exhibition turns a mirror to our world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui during the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously singular and collective beings.
GVSU Art Gallery: September 10, 2015 (Fall Arts Celebration) | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
De Pree Art Center and Gallery: September 11, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
GVSU Art Gallery: August 28 – October 31, 2015
GVSU Exhibition Hours:
De Pree Art Center and Gallery: August 28 – October 31, 2015
Thirty-two singularly powerful works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Richard Long, Edward Burtynsky, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Erwin Wurm, Erwin Olaf, James Aldridge, Salvador Dali, Tony Cragg, Marcel Dzama, Matthew Day Jackson, and Ruud van Empel among others allow viewers to reflect on past mistakes while reveling in progressive poetics.
“Dusk to Dusk” was organized by the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, curated by Richard Rinehart, director of the Samek Art Gallery, with works generously loaned from THE EKARD COLLECTION. The exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
As part of the West Michigan Global Initiative led trade mission to the Netherlands in 2013, West Michigan business leaders and Grand Valley representatives toured the private gallery and met with the owners of The Ekard Collection.
Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal is generously sponsored by the West Michigan Global Initiative.
Additional funding provided by DeWitt Barrels, Inc. and The Bank of Holland.