Anti Heroic, Fall 2011 Critical Inquiry Colloquium
Saul Chernick, Desktop 2013, 2010
Courtney Smith, Sept. 20
Matthew Rich, Sept. 27
Saul Chernick, Nov. 15
The anti-hero is generally considered to be a protagonist whose character is, in some regards, conspicuously contrary to that of the archetypal hero and, in some instances, its antithesis. Some consider the word's meaning to be broad enough to encompass the antagonist who (in contrast to the archetypal villain) elicits considerable sympathy or admiration. We have invited four artists to participate in the Fall 2011 Critical Inquiry Colloquia who represent the anti-heroic in variety of ways. These artists engage in art practices that could easily be marginalized or constrained because of their content, medium, or scale. Whether dealing with the everyday, domestic or the personal, these artists reflect the broad range of artists working today.