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SAN ANTONIO, Texas- Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce Ken Little's (San Antonio, Texas) return to Artpace as the second artist in our year-long WindowWorks series salute to past resident artists. Little's exhibition in two parts, It's Not Nine One One installed in the Main Avenue gallery and Homeland Security installed publicly in downtown's HemisFair Park, cleverly explores the politics surrounding national borders.
Little's exhibition explores the image of the continental United States as an American icon. It's Not Nine One One is a neon piece that depicts "the lower forty-eight" as viewed from Canada. Illuminating the street with the classic red and blue colors, the installation changes the face of Artpace's Main Avenue gallery. Just down the street in San Antonio's historic HemisFair Park, the companion piece, Homeland Security, creates a similar image. A simple, gateless white picket fence, best viewed from the top of the Tower of the Americas, takes the shape of the continental United States. The installation of Ken Little's Homeland Security was organized and sponsored by Artpace in collaboration with Public Art San Antonio.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ken Little's (IAIR 95.4) sculptures explore the symbolic connotations of varying and somewhat unorthodox materials. Items of taxidermy modeled by leather apparel, articles of clothing tailored from dollar bills, a house walled by the pages of a bible; his work questions the identity of the subject by replacing its literal surface with a symbolic one. As he assembles these objects, the symbolic meanings clash with each other and with the whole of the sculpture, setting into motion a cycle of reinvention that attacks the viewer with a multitude of possible meanings. Little's guiding aesthetic is an act of constant questioning, one that redefines his sculptures in their entirety, from the smallest individual object to the very essence of their subject.
EXHIBITION DETAILS AND RELATED EVENTS
This exhibition is supported in part by The Cultural Collaborative, a division of the City of San Antonio's Office of Cultural Affairs. The installation of Homeland Security was organized and sponsored by Artpace in collaboration with Public Art San Antonio. /
Exhibition Dates: January 14 - May 7, 2010
2 To Watch
Featuring Ken Little and Trey Moore
July 22, 2010: 6:30-8:00pm
This collaborative program between Artpace and Gemini Ink pairs Artpace WindowWorks artist Ken Little with poet Trey Moore for an evening of words and images. 2 to Watch gathers literary and visual arts audiences for a critical discussion and examination of crossovers between the genres.
Tours in both Spanish and English are available by appointment. To schedule a group tour, contact Matt Johns at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210 212 4900 x314.
Artpace San Antonio serves as an international laboratory for the creation and advancement of contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
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