Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day Job @ PNCA

Mary Lydecker: Westgate Shopping Center (Asheville, NC) / Glacier National Park (MT), collage, 2011. Image courtesy of PNCA.

This Thursday, PNCA will present Day Job, a group show curated by Nina Katchadourian of PNCA's Drawing Center and funded by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Featured artists include Chris Akin, Pasquale Cortese, Elizabeth Duffy, Caroline Falby, Alex Gingrow, Tom Hooper, Alexa Horochowski, Michael Krueger, Shawn Kuruneru, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Mary Lydecker, Raul J. Mendez, Julia Oldham, Alex O'Neal, Roberto Osti, Zach Rockhill, Luis Romero, Alfred Steiner, Justin Storms, Harvey Tulcensky, and Jonathan Wahl.

The show explores the production of art in the context of an economically trying system. More pointedly, "Rather than subscribing to the idea that non-artistic work is by definition disruptive to an artist’s practice, Day Job looks at the ways in which the information, skills, ideas, working conditions, or materials encountered in the work world can become a source of influence. The exhibition also addresses the ways in which contemporary artists support themselves in an economic climate that often demands particularly diverse and flexible solutions to staying afloat."

The opening reception is Thursday, April 5th from 6 - 8 PM. The exhibition runs until May 15th. For more information about this exhibition and other upcoming events at PNCA, click here.