Dashboard celebrates 5 years with exhibit at KSU’s Zuckerman Museum

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A detail from Detroit artist Ben Wolf's "Tint Token" (2008), an interactive 16-foot ring of fabric and light suspended from the gallery ceiling, included in the exhibit "Rachel's Killin' It." Organized by Dashboard Co-op, the show opens June 27 at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
A detail from Detroit artist Ben Wolf's "Tint Token" (2008), an interactive 16-foot ring of fabric and light suspended from the gallery ceiling, included in the exhibit "Rachel's Killin' It." Organized by Dashboard Co-op, the show opens June 27 at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

A detail from Detroit artist Ben Wolf’s “Tint Token” (2008), an interactive 16-foot ring of fabric and light suspended from the gallery ceiling, included in the exhibit “Rachel’s Killin’ It.” Organized by Dashboard Co-op, the show opens June 27 at the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Dashboard, which has garnered national attention for presenting pop-up art exhibitions in neglected urban spaces it tries to help revitalize, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a show well outside its usual ZIP codes.

Opening June 27 at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art, “Rachel’s Killin’ It” will feature multimedia works by eight artists, each encouraging community and social interchange in different ways, installed throughout the ZMA’s East Galleries and exterior.

Curated by Dashboard founders Courtney Hammond and Beth Malone, “Rachel’s” installations include Mike Stasny’s “Club MSIF,” a microdance club that uses the party scene to explore human connections; and Ben Wolf’s “Tint Token,” a 16-foot ring of patterned fabric and light suspended like a spaceship from the gallery ceiling that invites interaction when curious visitors duck inside it for viewing.

Other artists include Mike Black, Lee Deigaard, Nikita Gale, Osman Khan, Melanie Manos and Nathan Sharratt.

The 6-8 p.m. June 27 opening reception for “Rachel’s Killin’ It” and “8-Bit Fictions” — a show by Indiana artist Jason Lahr and curator Joe Thomas exploring the intersection of art and technology — features DJ Ben Coleman, with a set inspired by video games depicted in Lahr’s paintings. At 8 p.m., visitors may partake of music and fireworks as part of KSU’s Independence Day celebration.

NOTE: KSU’s patriotic celebration has rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday (June 28) evening due to weather. Details here.

Both exhibits through July 26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. Free. 470-578-3223, zuckerman.kennesaw.edu.


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