August 3 – September 1, 2019
Opening ReceptionSaturday, August 3, 2019
Open HoursFri-Sun 12-5pm
With a focus on the ‘endling’ – the last remaining individual of a nearly-extinct species – Famous Monsters draws attention to the problematic and romanticized ways we think about extinction. These charismatic and pathetic creatures are, in effect, the undead, tragic symbols of loneliness, never to find love, caught in the space between a once-thriving population and oblivion. Famous Monsters recasts endlings as no longer passive, lovesick victims, but instead as zombie monsters who aim to regain some mystery, power, and control.
About Maria Lux
Maria Lux (b. 1984) is a research-driven artist who makes installation-based works centering on the way animals are used to generate human knowledge and understanding. Originally from the Midwest, she earned her BFA from Iowa State University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lux is an assistant professor of art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, W.
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