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  • Megan Dedman, Majeska Taillon,

    Megan Dedman, Majeska Taillon,

Vote for Me

Megan Dedman, Majeska Taillon,
Brady Parrot, Lauren Schierz
Kaitlyn Callahan, Joe Doe

September 24 - November 11, 2018

"The true aim of all art is subversive." So claimed art brut artist, Jean Dubuffet. If this is true, then is the 'art' of the political poster subversive? Or perhaps just persuasive?

The art of persuasion is the art of the election. In this context, five local youth artists tried their hands at the subtle (or not-so-subtle) art of persuasion and created political posters. In a way, the very exhibition of these artworks subvert the very idea of the original inspirations, as political posters belong on lawns and billboards, not gallery walls. The political poster exists for one reason only...to capture your vote. Our exhibiting youth artists now ‘campaign’ to capture the eyes, minds and votes of you, the viewers.

Taking inspiration from recent American political posters, pop culture , new-age engagement and good, ol'-fashioned, straight-up promises, their collective artworks aim to please, empower, persuade and yes, even subvert.

Rodin once said that "the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation." Substitute "politician" for "artist" and Rodin's statement rings eerily more true - prophetic, even. And so our young artists throw themselves into both the political and the creative arena to face the fires of their own creations and their poli-artistic fates at the hands of you, the viewers/voters. Visit. View. Vote. - Steven Morel