Chris Dacre: Man Up (War is Fun!)
December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Marketview Arts (Downtown)
Perspectives on Peace Lecture: Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Demeester Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.
Man Up!, a site-specific installation at Marketview Arts, is in many ways the long-awaited follow-up to Wayne White’s 2014 exhibition, FOE. Like White, Chris Dacre’s work is large-scale, playful, and involves community participation in the creation process. Dacre will be Artist-in Residence for November. His work draws on his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran, making satirical commentary on the complexities of war. Man Up! will explore American notions of masculinity and patriotism and how that intersects with the military/industrial complex. Dacre will also deliver the 3rd annual Perspectives on Peace lecture on November 9 in DeMeester Recital Hall.