Jan. 17, 2009 - Jan. 24, 2009

Opening reception Jan. 17, 2009, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Aesthetics & Values Class from the Honors College at Florida International University (FIU) curates this group exhibition in collaboration with Dorsch Gallery. With Shapeshifte*d, the Class responds substantively to the previous month's exhibition, Shapeshifter. The Class will change the installation of the exhibition and add to it, seeking to question the way curation can affect the way one sees or thinks about a work of art. The exhibition includes work in several media, including paintings, video, projection, sculpture, and mixed media, by Jenny Brillhart, Elisabeth Condon, Robin Griffiths, Richard Haden, Michelle Hailey, m lafille, Martin Murphy, Ralph Provisero, John Sanchez and Kyle Trowbridge.

The Aesthetics & Values Class from the Honors College at FIU is taught by John Bailly. Students are Samantha Banal, Robert Cascella, Stella Concepcion, Linda De La Paz, Noel Deckert, Moises Enghelberg, Ernesto Fernandez, Gisell Fiat, Monica Font, Adriano Froes, Gabriela Garcia, Dahiana Gil, Thomas Johnson, Yesica Laver, Linda Lee, Michael Lopez, Jacqueline Lorenzo, Linda Martin, Priscila Mojica, Ana-Sofia Navarrete, Rozina Partabi, Jairo Pava, Melissa Pita, Gaudry Puechavy, Mariana Restrepo, Sergio Rioseco, Miryam Rodriguez, Ashley Rousseau, Nalisa Saati, Frances Sanchez, and Alejandro Stein.

Shapeshifte*d responds to the previous exhibition, which explored the idea that change can come in many guises, some formal and other formative. Collaborating with this FIU class continues Dorsch Gallery's effort to further the discursive fabric of the art scene in Miami.