Evolution/Revolution: The Interconnectedness of All Beings is a collaborative art exhibition and forum presented by Buddha Cat Press, ten renowned visual artists, Santa Monica Art Studios and SoCiArts Productions. The team has come together to produce a socially conscious exhibition and conference focusing on animal welfare and the environment.
The exhibition is curated by Karen Fiorito and features the work of William Wegman, Robbie Conal, Sue Coe, Gee Vaucher, Peter Kuper, Yuri Shimojo, Emek, Cole Gerst, Jonathan Horowitz, and Karen Fiorito with a video installation by Pouya Afshar.
The mission of this exhibition and forum is to use art to open new dialogues and explore human perceptions of nature and the environment, awakening and inviting people to make more conscious decisions about their food, clothing, pet and lifestyle choices. The exhibition also includes a vibrant forum of artists, activists, educators, filmmakers and thinkers, who focus on the subject of animal liberation.
The show runs from February 19 through March 27, 2011 at the Santa Monica Art Studios – Arena 1 Gallery: 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Despite her much sought after work as an illustrator and later as a painter, Gee Vaucher is perhaps best known for the extensive body of work she created during the late seventies and early eighties. quite apart from her now famous collages, as designer with the renowned punk band CRASS, she concentrated her highly developed painting skills on photorealism, creating some of the most disturbing and acclaimed images of the time. Her work is generally accepted as having been seminal to the iconography of the punk generation. When CRASS disbanded in 1984, Vaucher felt the need to explore other areas of work, abandoning the tightness of her more overt political statements in favour of more loosely expressed personal politics. Most of her work since then has in some way been connected with the human form, intimately exploring the psychological diversities of social interrelationships. She has been exhibited extensively both solo and in group shows throughout the world.
Opening Reception: Saturday February 19, 2011 5 – 9 PM
Artist Panel: A conversation with the featured artists on arts and activism: February 20, 3 – 5 PM
Animal Liberation Forum: A thought provoking discussion with lawyers, authors, and filmmakers on the plight of animals: March 12, 3 – 5 PM
Santa Monica Airport Art Walk: Visit the annual art walk at the airport where imagination takes flight: March 19, 1 – 5 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 6 PM