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Todd Slaughter: American Primitives

Sept. 27–Nov. 8, 2012

Opening Events, Sept. 27

  • Artist's talk, 5 p.m.

  • Reception,  6–9 p.m.

Canzani Center Gallery (map it)

Free & Open to the Public

Over the last 12 years Todd Slaughter’s artwork has addressed the perception that safety is synonymous with isolation and privilege in the gated communities of suburbia and urban high-rises. This specific aspect of American identity is but one point on a trajectory that, in the end, lands in the darkest of places. Through a series of sculptural tableaux, American Primitives points out parallels between the American individualism defined by Thoreau and Emerson and its evil twin, isolationist groups who feel that they, too, are manifesting core American values.

Slaughter is a former CCAD faculty member who is currently a professor at Ohio State University. His work has been given a major retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as exhibitions in numerous galleries and museums. Permanent public works can be found in the Midway Airport, Chicago, and Tarifa/Algeciras, Spain.

Check out the exhibition catalog online (click image to the right).

Also on exhibit in the Room, located in the Canzani Center Gallery, will be Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, Sept. 21–Oct. 12, 2012 and Ian Ruffino's Sleep, Oct. 15–Nov. 9, 2012.

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

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