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An Exhibition Of Art And Politics In 2017 @The Press Club, Seaside, CA
California Peeps and visitors...........
Roberto Bocci, NATIONAL MONUMENT, from video roll of 149 images from the
People's Climate Change March in Washington, DC, 20X13 in.
Peter Charles, TWISTED COLUMN. steel, 8X72 in.
LIVE AT THE PRESS CLUB
GREEN CHALK CONTEMPORARY ASKS, "NOW WHAT?"
AN EXHIBITION OF ART AND POLITICS IN 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm.
PLACE: The Press Club, 1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA.
DATES OF EXHIBITION: May 25- June 30, 2017 Hours: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat-Sun
Susan Hyde Greene, TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD mixed media on paper, 16X16 in.
Hosted by The Press Club, Green Chalk’s latest exhibition poses the question, “Now What?" Artists Peter Charles, Roberto Bocci, Jamie Dagdigian, Susan Hyde Greene, Richard James, Logan Norton, Rhossio Munoz, the Temple Sisters address issues of immediate relevance to a chaotic time in America. This exhibit is at The Press Club, and the show opens on May 25 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with a panel discussion.
Ms. Enns, director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “By asking the question of Now what, we are not only asking Now what happened but also Now what do we do? Now what can we imagine? Now what do we want our world to be? What?”
Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include the public, private and personal reactions to the new administrations few months, including effects of and on the media, the status of gender, immigration and the environment.
Robert Bocci is a fervent believer in the importance of social justice, women’s rights, science, education for everybody and culture. Starting on January 21, he has documented march protests on the streets of Washington DC and most recently, the People’s Climate Change March. He mixes and marches along with the crowds shooting mid-range to close ups of people and signs. The resulting slide show for this exhibition can be considered a travelogue photography essay seeking to recreate the tension and feeling of being enveloped by the protestors and their antiestablishment slogan chants.
Peter Charles, known for his elegant and minimal approach to art, distills complex sensations and relationships as he alters, distorts or abstracts an idea to emphasize its essential character. About TWISTED COLUMN, he states, “The twisted column might symbolize a distorted and contorted Washington Monument...A comment on lies and distortions of truth and fact.” Charles recently relocated to San Luis Obispo, CA from Washington, DC.
Susan Hyde Greene contributes TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD, a stitched image that addresses the fragile lives of children. She says, “There are so many terrifying issues that have been thrown into uncertainty; the environment, educational opportunities, race, gender identity and the very real threat of nuclear war.”
The opening reception happens from 5pm-8pm, with a panel discussion, including audience questions, from 6:30-7:30pm.