Friday, April 17, 2009

New exhibition at Alphonse Berber tonight

A new exhibition opens at Cam and Jess' gallery, Alphsone Berber, tonight.

"You, Me, and Everyone We Know" brings into dialogue nineteen contemporary artists from as close as Berkeley to as far away as the country of Georgia. This international selection of work in a variety of mediums explores the motif of relationship: the artist's relationship to herself, her subject, the viewer, the medium; the viewer's relationship to each of these things and to other viewers; and how all of them coexist in a web of evermore enmeshed social, ecological, and technological networks.

All the artists in "You, Me, and Everyone We Know" feature a similar blurring of artist, subject, medium, and audience. The show's sense of breathless dynamism comes from the sheer strength and daring of the work, but also from this collision and recombination of disparate elements, enacting the dizzying movement of contemporary society in order for us to better understand it.

"You, Me, and Everyone We Know" will be on display from April 17 through June 6. The opening reception is free and open to the public, and will be held April 17 from 6 to 10 PM. For more information, call 510-649-9492.

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