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American Roulette


The Hatton Gallery is proud to present American Roueltte, an exhibition exploring the current state of affairs, gun-culture and kneeling at the altar of hate and intolerance in the United States. It also stands as a monument to all the victims; past, present and future. The artists in this exhibition offer provocative imagery that is intended to encourage community dialog and inspire positive action. Rather than seeking to convert viewers to their point of view, they welcome and explore all perspectives. www.americanroulette.com

American Roulette will be on display in the Hatton Gallery from November 10 – December 22. General gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., always free and open to the public.
The exhibition features the work by Michelle Graves, CJ Hungerman, Cesar Conde, Dominic Sansone, Anthony Guntren, Yousif Del Valle and Folleh Shar Francis Tamba.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10. The events of the day will include the screening of the short documentary The Rifleman in collaboration with the ACT Human Rights Film Festival every half hour from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in F101, in the Visual Arts Building. The artists talk, film discussion, and opening reception will follow.
The Hatton Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building at 551 W. Pitkin Street, Colorado State University Campus.

Violence and disregard for life have become so ingrained in US society and culture (from police brutality and institutional abuse, to poverty and domestic violence) that our collective consciousness is now shaped by paranoia and fear. The media we choose to consume numbs us and the suffering
endured by others becomes nothing more than flickering images on a screen, slowly turning our desensitizations to apathy and fascination.
American Roulette began as a solo traveling exhibition of Dominic Sansone’s sculpture entitled The Gun Show in 2015. CJ Hungerman joined the exhibition for a two-person show in January of 2017 and it was renamed Bang! Gotcha Joe! after a boyhood friend of Dominic’s. Once Cesar Conde joined the collective, the traveling exhibition was renamed American Roulette for it’s presentation at The Clemente Center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2019.
Michelle Graves was asked to join in the fall of 2019 and Folleh Shar Francis Tamba was added in 2020 prior to the exhibition at The Epiphany Center for the Arts in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Yousif del Valle and Anthony Guntren, were working on a similar idea out west before we discovered our mutual goals, and they joined the project in 2021.

American Roulette connected activities
November 10, 2022, 3:30-7:00p.m.

SHOR DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
On the half hour mark from 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. | F101, Visual Arts Building
The Rifleman by Sierra Pettengill
In collaboration with ACT Film Festival year around

ARTISTS TALK & OPENING RECEPTION
4:30p.m. | F101, Visual Arts Building

Support for this project has been generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU.

The HATTON GALLERY provides an important venue for exhibiting contemporary and historical art. The gallery strives to engage with the global arts community through local, national, and international exhibitions displaying the work of emerging and established artists alike.
For updated information, go to www.art.colostate.edu/hatton-gallery

Location: 551 W Pitkin
Fort Collins, CO 80523 United States

Date/Time: November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 25 @ 4:00 pm
Price: Free

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