American Berserk Art Exhibition Imagines Alternate History

. December 1, 2017.
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Brooklyn-based artist Valerie Hegarty presents a ceramic and mixed-media series of sculptures that explore an anarchic revisionist version of American History at the U-M Institute for Humanities Gallery. Among other pieces, “American Berserk” includes watermelons that become animated, explode and then decay; depictions of George Washington as a series of tree-shrubs; ghostly clipper ships sinking and calcifying into shells; and a branch breaking through the wall and piercing a painting of George Washington, making his nose appear–Pinocchio-like.

American Berserk
Institute for Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor
Runs through December, 21
Gallery open 9a-5p weekdays
Free
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