Works by Maria Lux
Efforts to maintain borders--be they national, political, or interpersonal--are often marked with violence, division, and fear.
Dogs activate these borders. We find them, always at the edges--at the margins of cities, in battle zones, in airports, along the fence patrolling for undocumented immigrants, even at the crossing of adolescence to adulthood. Yet, though dogs participate in making borders, they do not conform to them. In their flexibility, dogs resist categorization and are instead both artificial and organic, tool and companion, technology and being, property and hero.
This project looks at dogs on these edges, using them to make borders visible, and considering the unique way dogs move between territories, identities, and political spaces as a model for dissolving destructive boundaries.
Please join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, March 6, 5-7:00pm
Exhibition on view in Murphy Gallery at the University Y from 9am-9pm weekdays through April 6, 2014
Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA.
Parking lot on 6th between Daniel & Chalmers - Free after 5pm.
Parking garage on 6th & John - Free after 5pm.
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