Lauren Strohacker: Confrontation

CoyoteJune 10 - August 6 
Mary Blanton Kennedy Gallery

Part of 2017 Contemporary Series:
Science in the Southwest

Lauren Strohacker
On loan from the artist

The 2017 Contemporary Series is made possible by Alison & Jamie Small with support from Kassen & Christopher Gunderman.

2017 Contemporary Artist Series: Science in the Southwest
Back from a hiatus, the 2017 Contemporary Series will examine the role that artists have in engaging with different scientific disciplines and presenting information in new and dynamic ways to the public. Although they are now two distinct fields, for centuries science and art were closely intertwined. Contemporary artists are starting to once again bridge the divide and unite the two fields. In 2017 the Museum of the Southwest presents four different artists whose photographs, sculptures and multimedia installations bring together art and science in the American Southwest.

Lauren Strohacker
Confrontation will present the solo and collaborative work of Lauren Strohacker, a Phoenix-based artist whose work examines the ever-growing conflict between humans and animals as our manufactured environments –physical, political and economical–expand into natural habitats. Aspects of three of her most recent projects will be presented. NO(w)HERE is an ephemeral site-specific public work designed to incite awareness about the Mexican wolf, which remains the most endangered mammal in North America. Animal Land is a visual metaphor for wildlife in the Anthropocene era, an unfolding narrative that wavers between displacement, reintroduction and loss. Collaborators Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars reimagine traditional wildlife encounters in a contemporary format - through technology in an urban space with human inhabitants. Un-Fragmenting: Reuniting Culture and Ecology in the Borderlands is an interdisciplinary intervention that transforms the US - Mexico border wall from barrier to backdrop, as jaguar images from the Northern Jaguar Reserve are projected directly onto the rusted iron construct. Born in Ohio in 1983, Strohacker received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2006 from The Ohio State University and her Masters of Fine Arts in 2011 from Arizona State University.

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