It's a classic question that most art students are familiar with: Is art inherently political? Can art be separated from the political system that the artist resides in? This show will not pose this question. Rather it will embrace the dynamic relationship art and politics can have with each other. In "Politi-Pop," participating artists express their stances on complex current topics, and use their personal reactions to make statements in their work. Some pieces present earnest calls to end war, some are bird-flipping angry, and others use wit and humor (one prim and proper lady contemplates which glass to break in case of emergency: Will she choose the one with the gun, the one with the cross, or the one with the book?). The show ends this Saturday with a closing reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a panel talk where artists will discuss how politics and societal issues work their way into their pieces. Artists participating in Saturday's chat include Jamie Schumacher, Summer Scharringhausen, Toneski Love, Ellie McDonald, and Mike Elko. (Photo by Aunia Kahn)
Dec. 3-19, 2009
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