Date(s) - November 10, 2022 - December 22, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Roulette, which opens in the Clara Hatton Gallery from November 10 to December 22, examines gun violence in the United States. The installation features the work of Michelle Graves, CJ Hungerman, Cesar Conde, Dominic Sansone, Anthony Guntren, Yousif Del Valle and Folleh Shar Francis Tamba.Violence and disregard for life have become so ingrained in US society and culture (from police brutality and institutional abuse, to poverty and domestic violence) that our collective consciousness is now shaped by paranoia and fear. The media we choose to consume numbs us and the suffering endured by others becomes nothing more than flickering images on a screen, slowly turning our desensitizations to apathy and fascination.
American Roulette explores our current state of affairs, our gun-culture and our kneeling at the altar of hate and intolerance. It also stands as a monument to all the victims; past, present and future. The artists in this exhibition offer provocative imagery that is intended to encourage community dialog and inspire positive action. Rather than seeking to convert viewers to their point of view, they welcome and explore all perspectives. www.americanrouletteart.com
November 10, 2022, 3:30-7:00p.m.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
On the half hour mark from 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. | F101, Visual Arts Building
The Rifleman by Sierra Pettengill
In collaboration with ACT. Human Rights Film Festival year around
ARTISTS TALK & OPENING RECEPTION
4:30p.m. | F101, Visual Arts Building
AMERICAN ROULETTE EXHIBITION
Nov 10 – Dec 22, 10a.m.- 4p.m. (open late for special events)
Clara Hatton Gallery | Visual Arts Building
Support for this project has been generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU.