Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis

April 4 through May 6, 2011
Artist Reception April 6, 5-8 PM

Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis presents a range of issues from opposition to war, terrorism, racism, and colonialism in socially engaged painting, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Co-curated by art historian, Dr. Susan Platt, the exhibition features several of the artists highlighted in her new book, Art and Politics Now.

Featured artists include:
Cecilia Alvarez, Kim Berman, Claudia Bernardi, Marita Dingus, Daniel Heyman, Deborah Lawrence, Zhi Lin, Celia Munoz, Lilian Pitt, Larissa Sansour, Tanis S’eiltin, Roger Shimomura, Ellen Sollod, Maki Tamura, Gail Tremblay, Selma Waldman, Dean Wong, and Flo Wong.

left top to bottom:
Waterboarding, Selma Waldman, pastel and chalk on paper
Provoked to Strike, Dean Wong, color photo
Protect Us 1, Deborah Lawrence, mixed media
Child with Cork Frame, Marita Dingus, mixed media
right top to bottom:
Space, Larisa Sanssour, video still
A Friend of Mine Was Arrested, Daniel Heyman, watercolor and pencil