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BRAINS (Send more cops)

Brains (Send More Cops!):
Zombies both visceral and subtle
curated by Archie McKay and Kottie Paloma

Space Gallery, August 4th-?
Opening Reception: August 4th 7pm

When I was young and before I'd even heard of zombies, I believed that at any time, the familiar people around me could be transformed into something sinister. This idea hung like a mobile against the cold war backdrop of the eighties. Coupled with an instinct for survival, this fear has since evolved into the cynicism, irony and eye for the utterly ridiculous with which I perceive the world at large and the masses that populate it. Rather than charting a comprehensive history of how zombies became a cultural icon, this show invites a free response to the concept that zombies are both endemic to and figures for society. The participating artists convey ideas about alterity, paranoia–in the face of both real and manufactured threats– isolation and marginalization, disease, aging and mortality, and the subordination of intellect and reason to the psyche's darker drives. Whether accomplished in thick globs of abstraction or drawn in regimented lines, cast as the casualties of drug or viral epidemics, or costumed in sesame street garb (people in your neighborhood!), it is my hope that the works in this show will drive you, the half-dead audience, to delight and twitch, to throw some popcorn and to recognize a little bit of yourselves in these pieces.

This is a mixed-media show featuring an army of many (like any good zombie infestation): Jeff Anderson, Nate Boyce, Chase Bowman, Nathan Burazer, Kamio Chambless, Alison Childs, Ajit Chauhan, Brook Dillon, Galen Donaldson, John Dwyer, Sacha Eckes, Maria Forde, Matt Furie, James "Ganyan" Garcia, Mike Green, Andrew Junge, Eric Landmark, Spencer Mack, Leah Martin, Sean McFarland, Jarett Mitchell, Amy Morrell, Donal Mosher, Joe Roberts, Sham, Sadie Shaw, Gordon Shepard, Leslie Shows, Neil Stewart, Randy Lee Sutherland, Ben Vallis, Paul Wackers, Porous Walker, Liz Walsh, Sophia Wang, David Williams, and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough.

Comments

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alexmizell
Jul. 13th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
Killer! Wish I could be there.
garote
Jul. 14th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
freakin' awesome!!!
gigabites
Jul. 14th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
sounds cool, I love zombies and have been making "plans for Zday" for almost 30 years with my childhood pals.

What piece did you contribute?
gigabites
Jul. 14th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
btw, This is how zombie Geeky I am. The subect is from Return of the Living Deadm Zombie talking into the radio requesting "backup" hahaha

man...
caffeina
Jul. 14th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
yeah i know that, silly, it's the title of the show!
caffeina
Jul. 14th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
um, the one I have yet to make. Ahem. The deadline is Aug. 1 though, so i'm well within my allotment. BIATCH!
caffeina
Jul. 14th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
wtf is z-day
gigabites
Jul. 14th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
The universally acknowledged day of zombie infestation. No one knows when it is but we are prepared.hehe

Do you have this yet? http://tinyurl.com/jykmr
foundsound
Jul. 14th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
glazomaniac
Jul. 14th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
no brains, but...
caffeina
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: no brains, but...
wow??
glazomaniac
Jul. 14th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: no brains, but...
best response yet
violalee
Jul. 15th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic. Truly.
caffeina
Jul. 15th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
it's a pity placement, but hey i'm down with croneyism if it benefits me...
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