Slammed!! Sensationalism and Culture in the Squared Circle
Slammed!! is an exhibition that explores the culture, sensationalism, and theatricality of the world of professional wrestling, past, present, and future.
Televised professional wrestling surged into popularity in the 1970, when it stuck in the American dream. Since then, generations have shared the experience of drama and exaggerated story lines embedded in one-on-one matches of super human strength and all-out brawls between heroes and villains.
Slammed!! is co-curated by Jaik Faulk, visual arts director of the AcA, and Ben Hickey, curator of the Hilliard University Art Museum. This exhibition is a group show, including artwork selected from artists from across the US answering an open call for artwork.
Slammed!! Participating Artists:
Blake C Brodhead
Bryleigh Elliot Quinn
Carlos Rene Castro
Ceci O. Neustrom
Generic Art Solutions
Heather Ryan Kelley
James Van Way
John Isiah Walton
Marc T. Wise
Matthew J Hernandez
Nicholas Nemo Bottman
This exhibition is made possible by our visual arts sponsors:
Additional support provided by the Exhibition Host Committee members:
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Hours and Admissions
Suggested donation of $5/person visiting AcA’s galleries.
Daytime Hours: Public gallery hours are 9am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Evening Hours: This exhibition is on view during evenings of select AcA events.
Field Trips and Group Tours: AcA accommodates groups and field trips, offering private tours and interactive art making activities to compliment the experience. Contact us for more information and pricing.
Why a suggested donation, you ask?
Your donation helps bring art from around the world to our community AND supports local artists who exhibit in AcA’s galleries. Since our founding in 1975 and since this building opened in 2004, AcA has showcased thousands of artists. This space has become a hub for artists and art-loving audiences right here in Acadiana. Your dollars help make both of those things happen!
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Thank you for helping bring great art to our community!
- Curator: Ben Hickey, Jaik Faulk