October 1, 2012
Exhibition Dates: October 1 - 18
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 11:30 am - 12 pm
Artists in this show see commercial sites as opportunites to speak out and reach a broader or more particular audience. These artists used various forms of culture jamming in the ART/DES course Shopdropping. Shopdropping, aka reverse shoplifting, involves making or altering objects and placing them back on the shelves of a store. The practices in this exhibition range from Allison Knoll’s appropriating existing products as potential anti-cell phone remedies, Casey Klugman’s T-shirt that calls attention to and corrects IKEA’s anti-semitism, Shin-Jung Kim’s use of light as the material for her work, and Sam Oliver’s attempts at trading that shifted value from the real to the symbolic, and the useful to the aesthetic.