August 15 – September 27, 2008
Artists Speak to Power
Curated by Rex Weil
Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Helga Thomson, Renee Stout, Jose Ruiz, Rick Reinhard, The Pinky Show, Jefferson Pinder and Matt Ravenstahl, Randall Packer and John Anderson, Independence Fund's Veterans Art Project and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Alberto Gaitán and Victoria F Gaitán, Benjamin Edwards, Mary Coble, Judy Byron, Lisa Blas, Wendy Babcox and Meg Mitchell
At the Arlington Arts Center, Washington independent curator, artist, teacher, and critic Rex Weil presents a show focused on the intersection of politics and art-terrain that seldom seems to be explored by artists and galleries in and around the nation's capital.
Picturing Politics 2008 will supply a corrective, examining a wide array of strategies used in the contemporary visual arts for addressing controversial issues and promoting progressive social change-all against the backdrop of a political landscape dominated by mass media. Nine individual artists and five collaborative projects will be included in seven separate gallery spaces on two floors of the AAC.
Arlington Arts Center,
3550 Wilson Blvd,
Arlington VA 22201