I am excited to be co-curating an exhibition with poet, artist, and activist, Judith Nichols, entitled, The World After January 20, 2017: Works by Contemporary Artists and Poets. The exhibition is a response to the 2016 election.
Judy and I were collaborating on a different exhibition when the U.S. election results became clear. Our creative community seemed to be reeling from the news. We decided to defer our original project and provide an opportunity for a larger group of artists and poets to share their current politically-based work.
The exhibition will include poems, painting, prints, posters, documentary photography, political cartoons, and installation. Judy and I look forward to what the show will inspire among viewers. hoping the exhibition creates a space ripe for discussions, connections, and perhaps, especially, visions of how we might move forward.
Visual artists and poets featured include John Balaban, Gerardo Castro, Michaela, Coplen, Monica d. Church, Liza Donnelly, Guerrilla Grannies, Tatana Kellner, Virginia Lavado, Michael Maslin, Molly McGlennen, Judith Nichols, Peter Steiner, and Sam Vernon.
The show will be on view February 2-16 at Vassar College in the James W. Palmer Gallery in Main Building. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2, 5:00-7:00 pm in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.