Date(s) - November 10, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Clara Hatton Gallery, Visual Arts
American Roulette, which opens in the Clara Hatton Gallery from November 10 to December 23, examines gun violence in America. The installation features the work of Michelle Graves, CJ Hungerman, Cesar Conde, Dominic Sansone, Anthony Guntren and Folleh Shar Francis Tamba.
Violence and disregard for life have become so ingrained in American 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.americanroulette.com
Opening, Artists Talk and Screening
November 10, 2022 at 4:30pm
F101, Visual Arts Building
Screening of TBD
In collaboration with ACT Film festival year around
Support for this project has been generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU.