Call for Entries: “Laughingstock – Humor in Art & Craft”
Exhibition: November 15, 2008 – December 24, 2008
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008
We are interested in work that displays a “humorous component” in design, material, or context and we would like to explore how artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work. The exhibition should reveal how humor and satire can stimulate laughter as well as serve as a vehicle to explore more serious subjects.
Can artwork be “funny” and critical at the same time? How does the artist’s choice of materials affect the outcome so that the work is perceived as “funny”? What are the boundaries in humor and who gets to decide what these are? Are there topics we are not allowed to laugh about ? All media will be considered.
Luke & Eloy Gallery
5169 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201