"Knode" by Aristarkh Chernyshev

One of the works in the CWAM's Fall 2016 exhibition, "Dusk to Dusk," Aristarkh Chernyshev's "Knode" twists news headlines into a constant flow, referencing the endless news cycle that seems to feed on itself.


Thought-Provoking Exhibition “Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal” Comes to Wooster

37 works of various mediums reacting to socio-political issues in the 21st century to be on display

04 August, 2016 by Hugh Howard

"Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal" – the 2016-17 season-opening exhibition at The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) – rewards the viewer with a compelling encounter that will haunt them in the best way imaginable. The exhibit will run from Sept. 13-Nov. 20 (closed Oct. 8-17) at the CWAM, located in the Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.).

The opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m., features a gallery talk at 7 p.m., by the exhibition's curator, Richard Rinehart, director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University.

Selected from a private collection in the Netherlands, "Dusk to Dusk" is comprised of 37 works of various mediums (painting, photography, sculpture, and video) by internationally-renowned contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois (American/French), Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese), Huma Bhabha (Pakistani), Gilbert & George (British), and Erwin Wurm (Austrian).

"Dusk to Dusk" does not propose a cohesive artistic movement, singular social catalyst, or overarching theory like some exhibitions. Rather, as Rinehart states in the exhibition's introductory text, "this group of artists turns a mirror to the world, examining individual isolation, political repression, and collective ennui in the decline of the industrial age, an age in which people are simultaneously, singular and collective beings."

According to Kitty McManus Zurko, director and curator at the CWAM, "this is an excellent opportunity to consider how artists from over 15 countries are reacting to socio-political issues in the 21st century. For example, 'Knode,' 2009, by Aristarkh Chernyshev (Russian) features a tangle of digital signage connected to the internet that flashes random news headlines, referencing the endless news cycle that seems to feed on itself."

The CWAM, which supports the College's goals of teaching, research, and global engagement, is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the CWAM's website and/or call 330-263-2495 or 330-263-2388.

("Dusk to Dusk" was organized by the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, and the works are generously loaned from The Ekard Collection. This exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions; Pasadena, California.)