2015 Awardee John Preus presents Herd Mentality

The Beast: Herd Mentality
Opens February 15, 2018
Montserrat Art Academy, Beverly, MA

Herd Mentality is the second iteration of John Preus’s The Beast project, originally exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago in 2014, made largely from materials collected from closed Chicago Public Schools. Preus considers his exploration of public space within our contemporary economic framework, taking the material remains of economic casualty, in this case retired fishing boats from a struggling local industry, to create a public space that will host conversations on questions of public space, tribalism, and our contemporary political climate