Exhibit – 'The Snake Eats Its Tail'

When: November 22, 2019 8:00am to January 23, 2020 6:30pm

The Joseph Gross Gallery is proud to present "The Snake Eats Its Tail," a group exhibition exploring the nature of destruction in creation. This exhibition will take a particular focus on the act of consumption and the process of the circular movement by utilizing the mythos of the Ouroboros as a reflection on how the ancient illustration of wholeness is embodied in contemporary life.

As the 21st century continues forward and our society further embraces the circular nature of simultaneously embracing the roles of audience and performer, for example, in social media and internet practices – how do we and to what end, as information and content consumers, currently consume ourselves?

"The Snake Eats Its Tail" surveys a wide terrain of diverse mediums, ranging from sculpture, fiber works, mass manufactured objects to photographic assemblage. Each of the pieces emphasize time-based processes and are sequential in nature to address the passing of time in form or content. The modes of self-consumption in the act of completing the whole, whether allegorically or physically, produce the final form of the works.

This event is co-curated by Kristin Bauer and Brooke Grucella.

Artists included in this exhibition are:

  • Rembrandt Quiballo
  • Casey Farina
  • Angela Simione
  • Patricia Sannit
  • Mars-1
  • Malena Barnhart
  • Jud Bergeron
  • Emily Budd
  • Nicole Czapinski
  • Ryan Peter Miller
  • Henry Mandell
  • Bill Dambrova

A reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Audience: All


Campus: Main Campus


Contact info & links


Brooke Grucella School of Art

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Brooke Grucella