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Take/Aim is an exhibition curated by ASU alum William LeGoullon in community collaboration between Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) and the Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University. For the first time in human history, more people live in urban environments than rural, yet we continue to insist that we are the guardians and stewards of the land. Contemporary society relies on photography now more than ever to experience the wild and the natural. A confrontational topic, such as hunting, immediately becomes approachable and obtainable. This exhibition focuses on the complex and bizarre narratives encompassed within hunting culture. The opposition and objectification of nature simultaneously mirrors our fragile and romantic communion with environments and the various species of animals they contain. The photographers selected for this exhibition illustrate raw opinions as diverse in range as the attitudes and beliefs shared between hunters. Whether the artists themselves are active participants or captivated observers, their images depict a correlation between destruction, survival, tradition and sport.
Take/Aim includes the work of Andrea Tese, Brian Lesterberg, Brooks Dierdorff, Dave Imms, Erika Larsen, Jason Vaughn, Jesse Burke, Joe Mannino, Jordan Baumgarten and Michael Tummings.
Join us Third Friday, Oct. 21 for the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with an artist lecture by Jesse Burke beginning at 6:30 p.m. Return on First Friday, Dec. 2 to hear Brooks Dierdorff present his work. The gallery will open at 6 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA) is a not-for-profit organization which compliments other regional cultural institutions while differentiating itself through collaboration and community partnerships and by offering innovative portals of entry for enjoying, understanding and interpreting contemporary art. phICA engages diverse audiences with exhibitions, immersive artist residencies, cultural incubation and emerging curator and critical writing initiatives. The collaboration with Northlight Gallery and Arizona State University provides an opportunity to expand phICA's reach and to link arms in presenting a dynamic and provocative art exhibition through unique curatorial insight focusing on the timely albeit ancient human activity of hunting. phICA received support for the production of this exhibition from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts/Art Works.