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Danielle Schlunegger was the cover artist for our Autumn 2014 issue, in Venison's earliest days. Danielle as grown to be an important member of the Venison team, working for and writing for the Quarterly and Weekly. Danielle moved to Portland last year, after many years of being an Oakland based artist. We are so pleased to announce that Danielle will be back in Oakland for our Opening Reception! Don't miss your chance to catch up with this amazingly talented artist!
Through the character of curator and naturalist, I use aesthetics of museum authority while taking poetic license with truth and history. I pull from childhood memories of exhibition halls packed with Greco Roman sculpture while investigating the dissatisfaction I now experience with missing gaps in the narratives of history. I build installations to recreate an overwhelming museum ambiance inspired by early Cabinets of Curiosity. I am concerned with the double-sided consequences of exploration and exploitation caused by human ambition during the Age of Discover. I question these lingering effects upon our current socio-ecological climate by critically examining the historical context of museums.
Informed by museum exhibit design practices and fine art installations I aim to create investigative museum style installations where visitors have to work to deduce the heart of the message - discerning between fact and fiction. By telling multi-layered stories through interaction with handmade objects and space, my immersive installations encourage audience participation. I am interested in how individuals react to curated environments that challenge the expectations of art and history through physical engagement.
Come Meet the Artist!
Danielle Schlunegger is very pleased to share, that she will be in attendance at our Opening Reception on July 15th! Come out and meet this incredibly talented artist while she is back in the Bay Area! Click the link below for more event information and to RSVP.
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