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Last Week for the Open Gallery's Exhibition "Anthropogenic" by Artist Selin Balci

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Screening of Eye-opening Opioid Film "Written Off" Feb. 27


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Last Week for the Open Gallery's Exhibition "Anthropogenic" by Artist Selin Balci

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Category: Arts at MC

Published: Feb 27 2018 12:00AM

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus to view work by artist Selin Balci.

Anthropogenic explores the theater of human conditions and its effects to our world in a cultivated, living environment; the Petri dish. This environment serves not only as a vivarium for mold but also as a living studio. By constructing a landscape simultaneously natural and artificial, petri dish provides a platform on which she acts as a curator and creator. In this artificial 'world', she stages global problems; conflicts, political pressures, immigration, racialism, dominance, predation, pollution, contamination, and massive consumption. Merging traditional mediums with highly patterned and colored mold, Balci creates lushly visual and interactive biological landscapes. Although, mold is unwanted, toxic, hazardous and dangerous, in her work, mold becomes a metaphor of human actions and motives.

This exhibit is the third in the themed series.
Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment Since earliest times art has reflected humanity's relation to the world of animals and plants. Our contemporary concern with environmental issues has generated widespread interest in the themes of species survival and response to the forces that most endanger them: climate change and habitat loss as a result of both natural processes and human activity. Artists are revisiting the representation of animals and plants in ways that reflect these anxieties with new expressive and imaginative means.

Open Gallery

Exhibition Dates: January 15 - March 2, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: The Open Gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.

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