Art @ the Y presents IN CAHOOTS - The Capture of Choice, Change & Coincidence - Assemblage & Photography by Durango Mendoza

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Murphy Gallery at University YMCA (1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL)

Show Opening:
When: Thursday, January 22 from 5pm to 7pm
Where: Murphy Gallery at University YMCA (1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL)

IN CAHOOTS
The Capture of Choice , Change & Coincidence

Assemblage & Photography by Durango Mendoza

Humans and what they make, and what nature makes, coexist in the world, giving rise to the term “juxtapose” to describe these close and contrasting relationships. Through a slow dance process of choice and change, what humans do may be captured and formed into new entities that owe their uniqueness to their new mix. These new relationships reveal and highlight the memories of each entity because their new configurations raise questions about the what and why of their original states. My work in photography and assemblage examines how humanity and what it makes can interact or collide with nature and confirm or jostle our perceptions.

*Durango Mendoza is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. He has a BA in English Creative Writing from the U of MO, attended the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and earned an M.Ed in Interdisciplinary Art Education from Columbia College, Chicago. He has participated in several group and individual exhibits in Illinois and Oklahoma. His works are in a variety of collections.