4037 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

Flashpoint: William Binnie, Generic Art Solutions, Dan Tague and Dane Hansen
Opening: Saturday May 9, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 9 - June 7

Strictly speaking, the flash point of a volatile material is the lowest temperature at which it can vaporize to form an ignitable mixture in air. Measuring the flash point requires the introduction of an ignition source.

The artwork in this exhibition presents a wide range of socio-political issues as volatile materials-- impassioned human responses such as defiance, rebellion, and intolerance act as their ignition source. Despite a growing desire for cross-cultural autonomy, cultures continue to clash, thereby creating pressure, which acts as an accelerant to an already unstable situation.

The question is: Does societal change require a destructive conflict, and is a nonviolent revolution even possible in a time where an A.D.D. media thrives on increasingly grotesque spectacles?