Endgame

Endgame
Curated by Kevin Welch, BA student
September 17 – September 28, 2012
Opening Reception: September 20, 8:00 – 10:00 pm 
 
Used to describe the ending scenario of a particular game—commonly chess—the term ‘endgame’ can certainly be applied to artistic practice in the 21st century, in many different ways. Almost every option imaginable has been explored in painting and other traditional mediums, requiring artists to dig deeper and look beyond the canvas towards the idea that guides or motivates them. For many, art is a terminal solution in addressing contemporary problems—whether in the art world itself or greater society. The commodified nature of the art world, akin perhaps to a game of chess, leads many of its practitioners to create work against it even while they effectively work for it. The end is near in more ways than one, from the 2012 phenomenon to the art world as we know it. Our choice is a simple one: have a hand in it, or stand by as onlookers.