Jenie Gao: Survival Tools
April 14–July 29, 2018
In this site-specific installation, Madison artist and printmaker Jenie Gao focuses on two main subjects: the gundog and the bulldog. One represents war and violence, and the other protest and speech. Both subjects are fighting for their right to live. Gao believes that the common denominator behind current discussions about technology, war, human rights, and climate change revolve around what people believe is necessary to "survive" in this world and in the future—even if their ideas differ on possible solutions. Gao believes creativity is about connecting different ideas, people, and perspectives to find shared purpose to solve problems.
Upcoming Exhibition Activities
Meet the Artists
Saturday, June 9 | 2:00–4:00
Join Jenie Gao and Daniel Gerhartz for casual conversations in the galleries.
Free with Membership | Walk-ins Welcome
Saturday, July 21 | 10:30–3:00
Print like a pro with Jenie Gao. Learn woodblock printing techniques to complete your own 8" x 10" block and design. You are encouraged to bring your own paper, fabrics, tote bags, or shirts to print on.
Registration for this class is now closed.
Learn about Jenie Gao's thoughts on creativity and learn more about her work in this audio interview with MOWA Director of Collections and Exhibitions Graeme Reid.