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Jeff Bailey Gallery: Making History -- Thursday, May 29, 6 - 8PM

By Rhizome

Jeff Bailey Gallery


A.J. Bocchino, Washington Post (1975), 2007, marker on paper, 30" x 40"

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to announce Making History, a group exhibition curated by Yaelle Amir and featuring the work of seven artists: Paolo Arao, A.J. Bocchino, Ramak Fazel, Shaun O'Dell, Sarah Trigg, Anna Von Mertens and Martin Wilner.

With the general election rapidly approaching, the country's rhetoric has shifted to express a need for departure from its previous ways. Making History revisits the narratives upon which our nation was founded, and reflects on what it has ultimately become. Deriving their inspiration from history books, newspapers, and firsthand experiences, the seven participating artists have crafted novel portrayals of widely known events, ranging from as far back as the Gold Rush to the recent violent acts at Virginia Tech. Viewed collectively, the exhibition paints an increasingly grim picture of the state of our nation--inundated with violence and hostility, and a value system gone awry.


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