Curated by Susan Metrican
February 25 - March 16, 2012
225 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb. 25, 6-9 pm
Hours: Fri: 3-6. Sat, Sun: 12-6.
In the late '50's, when 12 Angry Men was released, it was an implicit assumption of the law that a congregation of only men could represent an unbiased swath of society. Hung Jury: A Show of 12 Men, curated by Susan Metrican, seeks to re-examine the notion of bias, gender, and a spectrum of representative views in the realm of art by recreating these anachronistic circumstances within the context of an exhibition. In the original story of 12 Angry Men, a close re-examination of the evidence reveals that the facts of the trial were not as clear as they appeared at first glance; Hung Jury seeks to re-examine the composition of the jury itself, and to investigate the ways in which the spectrum of maleness as an implicit point of view (bias) has changed and expanded over the last 50 years. Settling on an externalized parameter of "men" rather than on an overtly content-based "theme" allows the overall content / sensibility of the exhibition to dictated by the (implicitly "female") biases of the show's curator.
Hung Jury is:
Ryan Arthurs, '12 (MFA Photography candidate)
Dan Boardman, '12 (MFA Photography candidate)
Jim Cambronne, Professor (FA 2D)
Carlos Jiménez Cahua, '12 (MFA Photography candidate)
Steve Locke, '01 (MFA 2D) and Assistant Professor (Art Education)
About the Curator
Susan Metrican is an artist living in Boston. To date, her work includes painting, sculpture, and video. She is currently an 2012 MFA Candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.