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The Art of Homelessness

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We have a tendency to think of the homeless as a “problem,” a social gray area that has people wringing their hands over the lack of solutions. But Not Exactly: Between Home and Where I Find Myself, a comprehensive exhibition opening today at RedLine Gallery, is aimed at looking for answers by first seeing the homeless as people, not problems.

“The exhibition speaks to the distinction between the lack of shelter and the lack of social recognition that frustrates identity, equality and social belonging,” explains exhibit co-curator Chad Kautzer. “Each is produced by the same social relations, yet each has its own logic, generates unique forms of division and calls out for different kinds of interventions and expression. Not Exactly engenders aesthetic experiences that reveal the ways in which we are implicated in the construction of homelessness, and challenges the politics of space both within and beyond RedLine’s walls to foster critical reflection on a community divided.”

A varied group of artists, including several RedLine residents, will tackle that objective through installation, video, poetry and public-art projects, utilizing both a static exhibit and a series of special events.

Not Exactly opens tonight with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m., with help through performance vignettes from collaborating members of the LIDA Project and the Source Theater Company; see the show at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, where it will be parked for the Biennial of the Americas, through July 28. Tours will be available every Saturday and Sunday throughout the run, and upcoming events include further performances by LIDA and Source beginning June 13, youth poetry with Art From Ashes, activist theater from the Romero Theater Troupe and much more. For more information, call 303-296-4448 or visit redlineart.org.
Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through July 28, 2013

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