Scott Anderson, Lucia Ippolito, Frances Jetter, Philip Lawson, Jos Sances, James Shefik, and Michelle Maren Williams
October 8 – November 5th
7 Artists synthesize, weave together different strands of the world in the light of the coming election.
Opening Reception October 8, 6-9pm
The common expression is those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it, but what about the equally dangerous recipe–those who repeat history are condemned to be trapped in it? We live at a time of expiring truths. The world is dying around us. Are we standing-by repeating old slogans and shaping the world of the present with worn out concepts?
This exhibition at BridgeMakerARTS in Richmond, California, takes this moment on the verge of the 2016 Presidential elections, to reconsider where we are and where we might be headed. Artists are asked to create work that gives breathing room to take in this moment as we sit poised on the cusp of disaster, or as we sit here on the edge of a turning point towards all that we dream and all that we fear. Is this the last moment before the hammer comes down?… the dark hour before dawn?… an endless whimper? Or is it a gathering of forces for a new, better and brighter future?… the birth of utopia, or the dystopian present extended indefinitely forward?
Curated by artists Art Hazelwood and Barbosa Prince.