'Zombie-Proof House' opens at di Rosa
Suzanne Husky, "Sleeper Cell Round," 2011
Di Rosa will mark the opening of its summer exhibition in the Gatehouse Gallery, "Zombie-Proof House," a meditation on anxiety and hope in a troubled time.
This major group exhibition, organized by di Rosa curator Robert Wuilfe, explores recent history and potential futures as they relate to collapse, political upheaval and shared responsibility. Taking its tongue-in-cheek title from the recent predominance of zombies in language and pop culture, the exhibition approaches seemingly insurmountable issues with a sometimes darkly humorous sensibility. Artists include Anthony Discenza, HalfLifers (Torsten Z. Burns and Anthony Discenza), Suzanne Husky, Inka Hoots (Joshua Short and Joel Dean Stockdill), Packard Jennings, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, Whitney Lynn, Julio Cesar Morales, Lucy Puls and Carol Selter.
"Zombie-Proof House" includes work in a range of media including sculpture, video, photography, interactive installations and a new artist-designed web project. While mindful of post-apocalyptic images and end-of-the-world scenarios, the exhibition also tries to expose some of the absurdity of paranoia and fear.
The preserve is located at 5200 Carneros Highway. Regular Gatehouse Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.dirosaart.org.