Parked outside was Mitzi Gordon's Bluebird Book Bus, looking good against all that red brick. I keep running into the bus everywhere I go, most recently in St. Pete at 620.
|Becky Flanders, "The One"|
I talked with Becky Flanders about her work on left, titled "The One!". It is a sensuously organic presidential seal, sans the eagle, done on paper with graphite and watercolor. The outer ring in pink, perhaps feminist? The thirteen stars haloed by golden rays, and on a scroll, "The One!", a commentary on the process of distilling down to a candidate and the illusions that go with that.
|Work by Bradley Arthur|
"Profit/Tears" by Bradley Arthur, who makes socio-political art on a regular basis, even when there's no conventions in town. A conceptual sculptor, this type of work is something he continues to explore. Welded words and shadows of words as subtext.
|Work by Chris Weeks|
"Politics and Propaganda Series", by Christopher W. Weeks shows what seems to be a political prisoner wearing an American Flag hood, his hands tied by wire (?). Superimposed on the image asks "is this america?" in red-white-and-blue. Below is the First Amendment and how restraining protesters makes a sham out of that.
David Gabbard's "Rationalization" is a door and frame set into a wall with a cascade of elephants coming out of the closet. Out.of.the.closet.
In a stand in a corner, the collaborative collage started at Tempus Projects under the Silverfish Project continued on a smaller scale. On the left, grinning is Bradley Arthur.
Congratulations to Creative Loafing for a good show.