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Party Time is Over! Opening Reception and Poetry Reading

Wed, March 4 '15

7pm

Come celebrate Claire Bidwell's new installation at Big Law Country Club.

readings by HAFIZAH GETER RUBY BRUNTON GIOVANNA OLMOS KALLIOPI MATHIOS JENNA LYNCH

Claire Bidwell ‘s work in both the fine arts and animation investigates the over saturated nature of visual popular culture. The pleasure and disgust we feel from “everything, all the time.” Using a collage strategy in painting, sculpture, and animation she constructs a nebulous space that combines the virtual and analogue. The narratives that emerge within the pieces produce a tense dialogue between the cute and the grotesque. The nature and purpose for fantasy has always been important, at its best the creation of fantasy points to what we are lacking in our actual worlds, a reaction to feeling powerless. She is interested in a rebelliousness and criticality of the present that makes us turn inward and build individual surreal, artificial, and ambitious worlds.