Reed Seifer, Crystallized Currency, 2012-2013
In keeping with its decades-long tradition of internationally focused education and programming, the Department of Art, Design, and Art History in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts will present the exhibition Currency x-change in the Hunt Gallery.
Please plan to attend the opening reception in support of the work of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History opening reception on Friday, October 18 from 6 – 8 PM.
Lecture: Friday, Oct. 18 from Noon – 1 PM in Sverdrup 123.
The exhibition includes works by artists from China, Iran, Brazil, Great Britain, and the U.S. Co-curated by Professors Tom Lang and Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition considers paper currency as both a manipulatable and mutating icon; an object that carries symbolic information far beyond that of monetary value alone. The exchangeable notions of currency are addressed in a range of media, papermaking, prints, video, and also participatory aesthetics.
Works by: Cao Chuanhua (Shanghai, China), Tom Friedman (Leverett, MA), Steve Gagnon (Miami, Fl), Thomas Gokey (Chattanooga, TN), Tom Lang (St. Louis, MO), Rafael Morgan (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Anahita Razmi (Teheran, Iran), Dread Scott (Brooklyn, NY), Reed Seifer (Brooklyn, NY), Justine Smith (London, UK), Houben Tcherkelov (New York and Sofia, Bulgaria).
The Hunt Gallery exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Friend of Dard Hunter Papermaking Conference (Oct. 17-19), which is hosted by the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, and the Department of Art, Design, and Art History, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University.
For more information: 314.968.7957