ON LOCATION: LAND PORTRAIT
CULTURE LABORATORY COLLECTIVE
Curated by Brian R. Jobe
The Culture Laboratory Collective comprises a diverse group of artists working loosely around the question of social cohesion within the context of aesthetic fragmentation. While focusing collectively on a synthetically established social identity the work presented paradoxically strives to break free of group-think aesthetics in favor of the individual voice, the point of dissonance opposing the attempt at collaborative cohesion. Retaining a focus on craft and the object, Culture Laboratory Collective operates as an ongoing investigation in media interchangeability and aesthetic fluidity.
Culture Laboratory is a collective group of artists who hail from all parts of the United States, but a strong Texas background permeates the collective.
The Culture Laboratory developed in part from the early success of the RJP Nomadic Gallery based in Lubbock, Texas. As the Nomadic Gallery expanded it became a necessity to broaden the cultural conversation. Ian F. Thomas initiated the Culture Laboratory as a way to allow engagement on a national and international level.
The Culture Laboratory Collective is:
Brian R. Jobe
Sue Anne Rische
Ian F. Thomas
Please join us for the First Friday festivities. All events are free and open to the public.
For additional information on this exhibition, please call the UT Downtown Gallery at 865.673.0802 or visit us online at http://web.utk.edu/~downtown.