November 21- December 6, 2009 OPENING November 22, 2009, 5–8 pm
Public Dialogue - Wednesday, December 2, 7-9:30 pm
Monte Vista is proud to present Hey Man, You’re Saved, a group exhibition of new work by nine insightful and diverse artists from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts. Operating between the ideal world of the concept and the structured site of the gallery, the work of these artists manifests through different mediums to explore appropriated sound and imagery, photographic process, fantastical and constructed landscapes, and the flux of identity. Hey Man, You’re Saved. So come in and be rescued from the monotony of visual consumption. Let’s get saved!
Please join artist Sydney Mills and American media scholar Henry Jenkins, for Whiz, Bang, Shimmer, Pop: The Rise, The Fall and The Future of The Video Game Arcade. Together with audience members, Mills and Jenkins will examine the transformation from epicenters of the vibrant, budding gaming subculture of the early 1980’s into modest communities struggling to keep their doors open.
Henry Huang, a long term Jesus People member and his artist / engineer daughter, Hannah Huang, will discuss Birth and Rebirth: The Jesus People in Community. The Jesus People USA is one of the few intentional Christian communities remaining today, situated near uptown Chicago. Topics include street witnessing, sustainable communal living, and the deep rooted subculture that results from this dynamic existence.