(Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 30) – Declaring Independence, an exhibition project organized by the Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA), will open Monday, October 3, 2011 at Phoenix College’s Eric Fischl Gallery.
Curated by Ted G. Decker, the exhibition highlights the phenomenon of many exceptional artists who do not have commercial art gallery representation.
“This exhibition is a reflection of how the art market is changing and evolving in response to our economic times and how artists have responded to that,” said Tim Hernandez, director of the Eric Fischl Gallery. “Many galleries are closing and we’re seeing fewer artists put out to the public simply because there is less exhibition space.”
The exhibition, which will run October 3-27, is the result of a community collaboration between the phICA and the Eric Fischl Gallery. It spotlights artistic productions from 23 artists, mostly from Phoenix but also from cities where artists face a dearth of commercial gallery representation, including Boston, Miami, New York, and Rio de Janeiro.
“The exhibit has some very diverse cultural explorations,” Hernandez added. “Some of the themes are indigenous to the artists' cultures while others deal with political overtones and contemporary issues in art.”
An opening reception will take place on Monday, October 3rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery. The reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
Declaring Independence exhibit
Opening Reception: Monday, October 3, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition: October 3 – 27, 2011
Regular gallery hours are Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Eric Fischl Gallery at Phoenix College (second level of Fine Arts Building)
Free and open to the public
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)
Ted G. Decker
For more information:
Contact Gallery Director Tim Hernandez at 602.285.7283