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Taking Shelter



BUREAU FOR OPEN CULTURE

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shelter curated by James Voorhies with Michele Snyder. Organized by Columbus College of Art & Design, the exhibition is on view from February 13 to April 5, 2008 at Canzani Center Gallery on the CCAD campus.

Eric Araujo, Jonathan Calm, Anthony Hernandez, Patrick Killoran, McCallum & Tarry, Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace

Eschewing the softer side of home, Taking Shelter includes artworks and social interventions that examine the hardships and challenges that inform the natural human desire for a place to call one’s own. The exhibition encourages consideration of a range of subjects, including how public space becomes private, the absence of proper housing, the identity formed by where one lives, and the feeling of safety embodied in simple walls and a roof. These works demonstrate how community, government, economics, and politics are interwoven with and
sometimes inextricably linked to the dreams and expectations of having a personal place where one can take shelter.

James Voorhies