Monday, July 9, 2012

'I Think Outside My Box' at Munch Gallery, NYC, 21 July, 2012

Panels from Box II, October 2001, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, NYC - David Everitt-Carlson

As I have been threatening for the last few months, many of the signs and images you see here will be featured in a gallery exhibition entitled, "Up Against It" at the Munch Gallery on Broome St. in New York City. Opening reception is on 21 July and the show will run until August 11. Please stop by opening night to meet or at another time during the run to peruse at your leisure.  I am pleased to see the work being given a spotlight it was not intended for and happy to see it communicating across boundaries that were not so well defined at its inception.

From top left: Luke Butler, Mark Shetabi. From bottom left: Scott Hug, Carl Ferrero, Mary Nicholson


Up Against It 
The Art of Struggle

July 21 - August 11, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21 from 6-8 pm

New York, NY, July 9, 2012 – Munch Gallery is pleased to present ‘Up Against it’, a group exhibition curated by Billy Miller

The current global financial and political crises have prompted a groundswell of protest worldwide. From Tahir Square in Egypt to Zuccotti Park in NYC; throughout the U.S., Europe and elsewhere; the people have spoken and told their 'leaders' that they demand change. That change has been slow or not at all; and most of those responsible for these crises have yet to be held accountable.

In an attempt to understand the upheavals and social movements of the past, we often look to art as a compass to show us the temperament of the society that produced those conflicts. Sculpture, painting, photography, dance, cinema, literature and performance have all been utilized to reflect the zeitgeist of each era. And from Goya to Gйrricault, Hogarth, Grosz, Rivera, Picasso, Wojnarowicz, et al, artists have felt the call to bear witness to the issues of their times.

Brought together here for a limited time only, ‘Up Against it’ presents an artistic response to the issues of OUR times; interpreted individually and collectively by an assembly of artists of varying backgrounds, politics, and points of view.


D-L Alvarez, Anonymous, Jonathan Berger, Michael Bilsborough, Matt Borruso, Kathe Burkhart, Luke Butler, David Everitt-CarlsonBrendan Carroll, Mavado Charon, Sam Dargan, Pia Dehne, Daniel Derwelis, Eric Doeringer,  Peter Eide, Carl Ferrero, Gregory Green, Teenie Harris, Cliff Hengst, Christian Holstad, Scott Hug, Dennis Kane, Brenda Ann Kenneally, David King, Lisa Kirk, Noah Lyon, Michael Magnan, Yeni Mao, Darrin Martin, Rachel Mason, Jan-Holger Mauss, Salvor (Ross Menuez), John Monteith, Glynnis McDaris, Mary Nicholson, Mark Ohe, Gwenaлl Rattke, Nick Rule, Tara Sinn, Superm (Brian Kenny Slava Mogutin), Paul Taylor, Margaret Tedesco, Scott Treleaven, Jan Wandrag

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