No, Seriously Humor and Happiness  in Contemporary Art ~ July 10, 2009 - September 6, 2009

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Press Contact :
Jason Clark, Gallery Manager
251.208.5679
cla.clark@cityofmobile.org
“No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art”
Opens at Space 301 on Cathedral Square

Mobile, Alabama: Space 301 is pleased to announce the opening of “No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art” Curated by Jason Guynes, Professor of Art and Chairperson, Department of Visual Arts, The University of South Alabama.

This exhibition is a collection of fun and humorous works, as varied, as understated, as over-the-top, as the individual artists who created them. The jokes may be subtle, but they’re in there; or, the comedy may be apparent while containing a very sober underlying moral. In any event, this exhibition takes a serious look at the lighter side of the human experience in the halcyon days of a Mobile summer leaving all the angst for the darker, colder, and more somber months ahead. Read more…

Artists featured in the exhibition are Wendy Calman (Indianapolis, IN), Gary Chapman (Birmingham, AL), Matthew Cox (Philadelphia, PA), Mark Creegan (Jacksonville, FL), Nick Davis (Tuscaloosa, AL), Wendy DesChene (Auburn, AL), Alexander Diaz (St. Augustine, FL), Peter Eudenbach (Norfolk, VA), Katherine Fields (University, MS), Aaron Fine (Kirksville, MO), David Furman (Laverne, CA), Leighton McWilliams (Arlington, TX), Michael Northuis (Greensboro, NC), Chris Olzewski (Madison, MS), Steven Ramsey (Garden City, GA), Libby Rowe (Nashville, TN), Amy Schmierbach (Hays, KS), Leslie Sealey (San Marcos, TX), Kristin Skees (Pinson, AL), Pat Snow (Birmingham, AL), Sean Starwars (Laurel, MS), Nikki Vahle-Schneider (Mobile, AL), Tommy White (Norman, OK), Andrew Winship (Indianapolis, IN), and Tony Wright (Mobile, AL).

The public is invited to attend the opening reception of No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art on Friday, July 10th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Space 301, 301 Conti Street in downtown Mobile. Curator talk by Jason Guynes will be from 7pm – 7:30pm in the 3rd floor Auditorium.

The entire collection of No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art works
will remain on exhibit at Space 301 through Sunday, September 6, 2009. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. and extended hours on the second Friday night each month. Space 301 is free of admission, wheelchair accessible and open to the public.

Additional information on the project and its participants is available at http://www.space301.com/exhibitions_future.php or by contacting Space 301 gallery manager, Jason Clark, at 251.208.5679 or cla.clark@cityofmobile.org

Banner Image: Nikki Vahle-Schneider, Gorilla Games, Wood Engraving, 2004, 15″ by 15″

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