August 21 – September 26, 2010
Reception: Sept. 9, Second Thursday Art Night • 6-8pm
Curator tour and discussion with juror, Sarah Tanguy
September 23, Thursday, 7pm
Systems Failure is an all media juried exhibition examining the current crises facing our country and the world, and the plight of the people who most suffer from these failures.
Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator, arts writer, and critic, as well as a curator for the Art in Embassies Program, based in Washington, DC. The submitted works explored subjects that ranged from financial and housing crises, botched environmental policies and government responses to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, failed healthcare system, and the fall of the church to questionable military policy. Rather than narrow the focus. Tanguy chose 39 works for the exhibition that poetically express the human costs of these breakdowns.
Participating Artists: Miyuki Akai Cook, Miguel Aragon, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Mike Celona, Carol Cole, Eric Conrad, Jaynie Crimmins, Anda Dubinskis, Jennifer Duncan, Julia Dzikiewicz, Joy Every, Susan Farrar Parrish, Matt Ferranto, Kelly Fitzsimmons, Carrie Fucile, Joshua E. Gagliardi, Max Heller, Ellen Coleman Izzo, Sara Jones, Andrew Kozlowski, Anthony Lazorko, Ron Longsdorf, Vu Nguyen, Michael G. Pino, Erika Pochybova-Johnson, Reginald Pointer, Geoff Riggle, Beverly Ryan, Sim Sadler, Rick Salafia, Charlotte Shuber, Nathan Shulman, Joel Stotts, Diane Tesler. Patrick Vincent, Christopher Wm. White
The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314