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Kresge Gallery will exhibit ‘Lie, Cheat, Steal: Ethics and Contemporary Art’

The Kresge Gallery at Lyon College will exhibit “Lie, Cheat, Steal: Ethics and Contemporary Art” from Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Friday, Dec. 6.

In contemporary art, appropriation has become a common practice. Assistant Professor of Art Ian Campbell said many artists weave falsehoods and half-truths into their work, and some walk a fine line between collaboration and exploitation. “Lie, Cheat, Steal” seeks to frame issues of honesty and integrity in ways that may be serious, humorous, or even provocative.

Daily life in general can be filled with moral dilemmas and ethical gray areas, and this exhibition welcomes entries from artists in any media whose work addresses, explores, critiques, or even employs some form of lying, cheating, or stealing.

A reception and curator’s talk with Campbell will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the gallery.

For more information, contact Visiting Professor of Art James Berry at james.berry@lyon.edu.