Matt Mcgorry has created an alluring exhibition of mixed media works which utilizes Asian Floral Motif, created with stencil and spray paint, as a 'visual attraction' which leads , anyone viewing this work , to the underlying collage that recounts the culture, historical players, and the horror brought to bear on the Japanese by nuclear bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Matt is a founding member of Rogue Citizen which is a collective of 4 members, Matt Mcgorry, Shawn Dalson, Eric Mattheis. Matt Wells all immensely talented artists individually but who also paint together on large single works, as a collective. It is important to note that Roguecitizen is socially and politically progressive group Of artists whose work,collectively and individually, tends to deal with social issues facing us all today,that do so with out ignoring histories that have brought to us to where we are.
Most importantly Roguecitizen brings there social activism to light by making action louder than words through painting,performance, and political action. Through events Rogue citizen is integrating their artistic practice into existing activist movements like Occupy, and the growing labor Union Movements helping to promote the rights of labor and collective bargaining. Trends aside, Urban arts, Graffiti, in all its forms,is a street level exercise of our constitutionally guaranteed freedom to create and express our ideas as we see fit. -Use it or Lose It - Stephen Sugarman :Gallery13