Fractured Union Opening Reception: Fri, May 12th, 6-9PM
In-Case Art Projects launches its first exhibition with ”Fractured Union”, curated by Etty Yaniv and Jaynie Gillman Crimmins.
The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, collages, and photographs by seventeen artists, who were invited to inhabit the fifteen cases on site with art installations which reflect their concerns, anxieties, anger, frustrations, and hopes related to the changing political and cultural landscape in the country. Artists: Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme, Nicholas Cueva, Mike Estabrook, Patricia Fabricant, Nick Greenwald, Peter Gynd, Vandana Jain, Aaron Krach, Meryl Meisler, David Nakabayashi, Sharilyn Neidhardt, Michael Scoggins and Alex Gingrow, Fedele Spadafora, Cibele Vieira, Rhonda Wall.
Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme’s work draws on the everyday anonymous individuals who make our cities run, and the people who feed us: farm workers. Nicholas Cueva reflects on his travels across the USA, especially the feelings of aggression and insecurity that seems almost universal. Mike Estabrook cuts out and assembles politically suggestive figurative drawings and paintings in an improvisational way on site. Patricia Fabricant comments on politics, apparel and appearances in her “paper dolls for the new millennium” series. Nick Greenwald probes at emotional states and political realities through the lens of a cryptic and cartoonish fantasy world. Peter Gynd in his photography installation depicts landscapes embedded with symbols of nationalism and loss, piecing together parts of a puzzle not yet completed. Vandana Jain explores the intersections of pattern, symbol, spirituality, and consumerism. Aaron Krach works with photos, toys, wheels, people, plants, words, rocks, vodka and information; making books, prints, events, mail art, installations, and experiences. Meryl Meisler documents Resistance Marches to show to the world we will not let the 45th administration destroy our country, heart and soul. David Nakabayashi‘s paintings and drawings slip in between truth and myth, flowing from his past and from his country’s past, straight into the discombobulated burning sexy future. Sharilyn Neidhardt’s paintings draw from photojournalism to address issues of social justice, especially abuses of public power. Michael Scoggins and Alex Gingrow aim to raise the curtain and show Trump’s strings in a new collaborative work, a diorama consisting of drawings, cutouts and text commenting on the current administration’s ties to Russia and Putin. Fedele Spadafora depicts a monumental head of a police officer, mimicking the form of a giant whale, swallowing everything that falls in its path. Cibele Vieira’s “The Thread Has a Finger” works as an allegory for our new surreal world order, where threads of misinformation spin, making us more divided than ever. Rhonda wall reflects in her elaborate collages on Twitter War, Cyber Attacks, Liars and “We are Marching.”