16 Tons: Douglas Weathersby Works in Northeast Louisiana

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16 Tons:

Douglas Weathersby Works in Northeast Louisiana

Weathersby’s work conceptually explores the relationship between making fine art and manual labor by documenting the janitorial activities he contracts through his company Environmental Services. His photographs, videos, and vinyl signs are simultaneously playful and professional; featuring colorful compositions of gritty garbage piles and other evidence of a hard day’s work. This exhibition is particularly poignant in light of the world’s present economic condition and the manner in which it has prompted a reevaluation of how work and the workplace can lend meaning to our lives.

Reception (Free and Open to the public): Friday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk led by Douglas Weathersby: Friday, September 23, 6:00 p.m.

Free Children’s Drop-In Activity with Douglas Weathersby: Saturday, September 24, 2 – 5 p.m.

On view
From July 29, 2011 to
October 19, 2011


on view

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