Operation: Fragmentation is a group exhibition that will feature customized creations by twenty-four renowned underground artists from around the world. The exhibition will be on view in BoMA’s first-floor Salon Gallery from December 12, 2006 through January 21, 2007.
Operation: Fragmentation is the brainchild of Guest Curator Laura Kuenzli, an avid supporter of the recent art toy movement and its prominent illustrators. Inspired by this subculture’s relative lack of exposure in the Columbus, OH area, she took the initiative to establish a concept and organize an exhibition. Kuenzli purchased, from Jamungo, a series of identical 9” rotocast vinyl Nade figures, in the form of personified hand grenades. Each was then paired with an authentic surplus ammo case, into which the toys could be stored. The artists then received these items with little instruction and encouragement to re-interpret the pair as they wished. To Kuenzli, the show’s title speaks to the effects of a detonated grenade, as well as the smattering of styles and techniques that the assignment will yield.
December 12, 2006 – January 21, 2007
Artists Receptions Sat., Dec. 16, 2006, 7-9pm
583 East Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
The Salon Gallery, 1st Floor
Artists include: Angie Mason, Annie Owens, Bobby Dixon, Colin Christian, Dave Burke, Doktor A, Giant Japanese Robot Bad!, Grant Fusht, Jenna Colby, Jim Koch, Kathie Olivas, Mark Nagata, Mat Eaton, Michelle Steele, Mike Maas, Naoto Hattori, Stone, Todd Cameron, TweeQim, Tyson McAdoo, Walter King, Ferg and Van Beater.