Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Gabriela Baez or Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974         

Reference: 03/04: 31

Date: Nov. 7, 2003                                                                                               

 Rocky Mountain Menagerie


WHAT:            An exhibition of Chris Grant’s ceramic and sculptural work. 

WHEN:           8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2003

                   Opening reception : Sunday, Nov. 16, 3-5 p.m. 

WHERE:        Greenleaf Gallery at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St.,

COST:          Free 

ADD:                      Chris Grant’s ceramic/sculptural work relates to American tradition, religion, myth and absurdity.  He utilizes images of the American West, animal trophies, wooded landscapes, rural lifestyles and absurd representations of figures, animals and landscapes in an attempt to reconcile his actual experience as an American with the absurdity of the ideal American experience.  Grant’s romantic notions of the world collide with anime, science fiction and religious imagery to create images that seem to tell a mythic story without specifying exactly what the story is regarding. 

INFORMATION:         Contact Kim Russo, gallery director, at (562) 907-4200, ext.4687.  For more on the Greenleaf Gallery, visit http://web.whittier.edu/krusso/gallery.html 

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