The quirky video, installation and performance artist will get a chance to explain the role of the lone voice with a sprinkling of self-mocking humor when the exhibit Atomic Elroy's Hometown (his first solo in a major venue) opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at FAC Modern, 121 South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. Its been helpful for me in terms of dealing with the issues that go with being like an artistic salmon floating up the stream in Colorado Springs, he says of the show, which includes everything Elroy, from one deliberately poorly executed Michael Garman Magic Town constructed out of black Fome-Cor and crudely drawn on with chalk to an eight-by-eight cube housing a video monitor: Its just me talking about being stuck in this black-box tomb Ive created for myself, how Im trapped in a prison I make.
Remember to bring your grain of salt.
Hometown remains on view through March 28; go to www.csfineartscenter.org/exhibitions.asp or call 1-719-634-5581 for more details.
Jan. 31-March 28, 2009