Fayetteville Underground opens its October shows tonight with a reception from 5-9 p.m., as part of Fayetteville's First Thursday events. It also opens a campaign, "Save the Fayetteville Underground, so it can move from the basement level of East Square Plaza. There are redevelopment plans for the building and the non-profit will have to move when its lease expires in January. Go here for information on how to support the FU and more details about this month's exhibits.
October shows at the FU: "Life's Little Cakes — Architectural Elements," ceramics by Kelley Hatfield Wilks, Revolver Gallery; "Set My Watch Against the City Clock," photography by Sabine Schmidt, Vault, "Animal Technology," paintings by Becki Lamascus and jewelry by Grace Horan in the Hive; and "Metal Transactions," jewelry and wall hangings by Teresa Hall in the E Street Gallery.
Fayetteville Underground kicks off the town's first First Thursday of 2011 tonight with four exhibits, including Chicagoan Jan Parker's "Oppression, Suppression, Detachment, Growth," photographic documentation of her installations placing personal objects near kudzu. Her statement:
In this work, I use outdoor kudzu growth with personal objects related to my family. Both the kudzu and objects are saturated with meaning. Together, given time in their environment, they conveyed a metaphorical narrative of family dysfunction, abuse, and growth. With photographic documentation, and the re-installation of the objects coupled with the skeletal form kudzu takes in the winter, my exhibition illustrates and exposes what underlies family dysfunction and the dichotomy of growth. I dedicate this study to my beloved Mother.
Also showing: Adam Campbell drawings ("The End of Isolation"), Carl Berman paintings (presented by his widow and curated by Hank Kaminsky), and Susy Siegele and Mike Haley porcelain.
The event is 5-8 p.m. at 1 E. Center St. FU is open noon to 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
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