Jenie Gao: Survival Tools
April 14–July 29, 2018
Jenie Gao, City Planner, Globe Weaver, Ink on paper, 2017
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.
Saturday, April 14 | 2:00–5:00
Meet the artists and celebrate the exhibitions with art making, live music, and light bites.
April Coffee Talk
Tuesday, April 10 | 10:30–11:30
Jenie Gao is a printmaker and curator, and presented at TEDxMadison 2016. Join Gao as she shares stories, her views on creativity, and why she’s the “Jen” of all trades. Details