Opening Thursday Dec. 1 and going through Dec 21 is a remarkable show I am delighted to be a part of. Being American (at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 W.26 St. 15th fl. NYC) has been conceived and mounted by the staff led by curator Francis Di Tommaso:
“The twenty artists in this show have twenty stories to tell about the experience of being American today. Though many would not normally exhibit in the same venue-the work of some is almost never seen outside of the printed page-they all have immediately accessible and also exquisitely nuanced commentaries to make on American culture.”
I am very honored to be a part of this wide review of visual commentary on American life, and very grateful to Francis and the gallery for putting so high a value on art done as journalism. This field is also represented by work by Christoph Neimann, Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss.
Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6-8pm
Here are a few of my pieces in the show:
This Lincoln was done in Crayola on camera for “Picturing America” on PBS.
Paul Krugman, locked out of Obama’s party with the 1%. Three years on, who had it right!!??? For Newsweek (remember Newsweek?).
Samuel Alito’s hearings at the US Senate made a jurist out of a tool of the Right and monkey of the process and the Senate. No biggie. For The New Yorker.
Here are pieces by my partners for the exhibition: