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Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present their newest exhibition Politics and Power.

The exhibition highlights the works of twenty-six artists from across the nation and abroad, whose works are focused on relevant key political and social issues.

The art forms on display in the Politics and Power exhibition are as diverse in subject matter as they are in size and media—from psychologically charged paintings, ecological sculptural models; to tiny situations and wall size installations. All of the works on display are seen through the lens of the artist and reflect their own personal political experiences. With bold voices, these artists have positioned their works in current subjects that strategically engage the viewer in a critical examination of political, social, and economic topics as varied as: climate change, political leaders, surveillance, gun control, food security, racial injustice, corruption, and a plethora of other controversial issues surrounding our upcoming presidential election.

Using their art forms as a vehicle for communicating awareness about our current political and social issues, these works of visual representation are important in their capacity to convey strong statements that are expressed in a straightforward manner, authenticating the power of images to speak truth to power, unnerve, and make more prominent questions of social and cultural norms.

The selected works in Politics and Power exhibition are not meant to defend or to be a representation of one political view against another. Rather, we would hope that the gallery be seen as a space to enjoy reflective conversations and experience expansive dialogues on opposing political ideas that are considered and condoned.

Artists featured: Celine Browing, Morgan Craig, Patricia Dahlman, Stephen Derrickson, James Ehler, Brian Gaither, Mona Gazala, Cheryl Harper, Andrew E. Johnson, Blazo Kovacevic, Marina Kuchinski, George Lorio, Kevin Mercer, Carl E. Moore, Hubert Neal Jr., Dave Pettengill, Dan Ran, Leslie Robinson, Jack Rosenberg, Bill Rybak, Martaleah Sandler, Jason Stout(TN), Jason Stout(TX), Dan Tague, Katee Woods, and Yotam Zohar

The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, November 26, 2016.

The Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am-5 pm, and Friday through Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Newburgh Last Saturday until 8pm.

For more information regarding Politics and Power or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, , or visit www.annstreetgallery.org.

 

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