Pernot Hudson (MFA '06) in Solo Exhibition at University City Arts League, Opening Nov 12

Pernot Hudson (MFA '06) has a solo show titled soft bigotry for a mercy killing (in two preludes) at the University City Arts League in Philadelphia. The exhibition is a multi-media exploration of the possibilities and impossibilities of perceptual accountability. Conceived of as a factual recounting and reaction to past events, soft bigotry for a mercy killing demonstrates the difficulty in separating fact and one’s emotional attachment. In the artist’s written document of this character’s recounting, it is clear that a traumatic event has taken place, but the reader is unable to define what has actually occurred. This presentation defies a strictly linear documentation of events or understanding as it is still unclear as to the extent to which what is displayed is a personal documentation of current happenings as understood, hence an historical account, or means by which one attempts to reenact for the sake of understanding. The distancing language and academic vocabulary point to a striking vulnerability that is at the heart of these works.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: November 12 - December 5, 2010

University City Arts League
4226 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To see more of Pernot's work, visit www.pernothudson.com

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