The APSU Downtown Gallery presents “Hookers & Autobots” by Robb Fladry (’06) from June 3 – 26 with an opening reception from 5 pm until 8 pm on June 3.
“In the simplest terms, I consider myself as a remixer of popular culture,” he said. “I take existing contexts and references and filter them through my self and my equipment. I’m not always looking to evoke a particular response or to ask the audience to take my side in any issue. I would prefer them to do what I do; to reevaluate how I see something I am familiar with.”
Fladry’s work has been exhibited at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the BEA Festival for Media Arts in Las Vegas and the Digital Fringe Festival in Melbourne, Australia. He earned a BFA in studio art and an M.A. in theatre from Austin Peay State University, and he is currently a graduate assistant at the University of South Florida, where he is pursing an MFA in studio art.
Last year, the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts leased a building in downtown Clarksville to provide gallery space for APSU alumni, such as Fladry. The gallery, located at 116 Strawberry Alley in downtown Clarksville, is open from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information on this space or the exhibit, contact Gregg Schlanger at 931-221-7789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.