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Chris Musina: Just Another Animal

When: Oct. 7-29 2016

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

CHRIS MUSINA: JUST ANOTHER ANIMAL

It's the quotidian nature of the trash—an issue of Country Living magazine, a crushed 7 Up can, a Starbucks cup, a Back to Nature brand snack box—and the photorealistic style of Chris Musina's oil painting that really get you. Or OK, actually, it's the way these elements combine with the two-headed possum that dominates the scene, one head snarling, the other gazing accusingly at the viewer. Musina, a Richmond, Virginia-based artist who earned a graduate degree in art at UNC-Chapel Hill, imbues his studies of how animals are represented in visual culture with a bleak, nihilistic, almost post-human vision. He paints and draws his way into dark places where the wild encroaches on the domestic, and vice versa. After this opening reception, Musina's anti-anthropocene exhibit Just Another Animal is on view at Lump through Oct. 29. —Brian Howe

LUMP, RALEIGH
6–9 p.m., free, www.teamlump.org

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