Saturday was the Right Here, Right Now artists’ talk and closing reception at the Richmond Art Center! Artists discussed the inspirations behind their artworks. During the event, I gave away fifty PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW balloons. In addition, the amazing Origin Brewer (Michelle Baker) provided tastings for the event. A special day indeed!
From the Richmond Art Center: “Right Here, Right Now, Richmond looks at the excellent and risk-taking new work being made in our city. Works in the exhibition include painting, fiber art, sculpture, mixed media, photography and digital art; and together represent the breadth and depth of creative practices and ideas Richmond artists are exploring.”
PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW description: My art practice investigates symbols of influence and power that impact perception. President Donald J. Trump disregards congressional subpoenas, obstructs justice, and encourages foreign election interference for personal gain. Fifty custom balloons mimic the signature MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hats totally the number of U.S. states. The artworks become bloated reminders that despite articles of impeachment, a Senate wall of sycophants has protected Trump. Democracy will deflate if left unchecked.
At the performance, I read the below poem:
living in a cesspool of privilege-
thoughts and prayers, and
We the People
Taking risks includes sharing truths. Right Here, Right Now artists shared backgrounds and connections to Richmond. The exhibition closes on March 6th at the Richmond Art Center. Support local artists and register to vote!
Right Here, Right Now. Richmond Art Center. Richmond, CA. December 17 – March 6, 2020.