Friday, March 20, 2009
Hero and Baddie / Calla Thompson
Project 4 presents :
Hero and Baddie
March 21 - April 18, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
“...humor has been described as a ‘mediation tool’ to carry out aggressive interactions in a smooth way.” – Salvatore Attardo, Linguistic Theories of Humor
Project 4 presents a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Calla Thompson. Her art practice crosses media and includes digital photography using montage techniques, as well as drawing and installation. Her work examines the way power is enacted and exchanged in our culture. She uses stark, wry humor to examine small gestures and proverbial objects that shift power among individual characters. “I am interested in the place where the simple dichotomy of good and evil collapses, where each character has the potential to be both hero and baddie," she says.
Calla Thompson lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA in Photography from Syracuse University and her BFA in Photography from the University of Ottawa (Canada). Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in South America.
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