Emotional Signs: Duane Dugas, John Barnes, Eve Fowler,
Michael St. John, Sophie T. Lvoff, Andrew Mister,
Dmitri Obergfell, Devon Oder, and Stephen Collier.
Opening: March 12, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 12 - April 3
Good Children Gallery is pleased to announce Emotional Signs, a group exhibition featuring the works of Duane Dugas, John Barnes, Eve Fowler, Michael St. John, Sophie T. Lvoff, Andrew Mister, Dmitri Obergfell, Devon Oder, and Stephen Collier.
This exhibition explores images, objects, and sounds that hold power and contain different levels of emotional language and/or baggage. Whether it’s personal, collective, historical, political, public or private, the everyday things we encounter in our lives may trigger sadness, happiness, anger, desire, and general empathy.
In Aristotle’s Poetics, tragedy is defined as an imitation of action “with incidents arousing pity and fear, where with to accomplish its catharsis or such emotions.” This exhibition expresses many of these mini-tragedies we encounter on a daily basis and artists’ attempts to record, recreate, and harness this energy. The tragedies felt are sometimes so acute and personal; yet extend to the universal, as profoundly emotional and relatable to a love song, a political slogan, a break-up letter, or a monument.
Curated by Stephen Collier. Emotional Signs will run through April 3. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-5pm and by appointment.