We Hold These Truths, 2018
Cloth, thread, ink, majorette's baton
38 x 39 x 2 1/2
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Launched before the significant, defining November election, Out of the Fray is in part a reflection of some of our current extreme socio-political and biological frays, and unravelings.
Three progenitor artists represented above—essential exemplars known for their representations of the flag—orient us to the topic. They introduce the complex meanings and creative absorption that the symbolically, emotionally loaded American flag has come to hold for a dozen featured contemporary artists. Like the progenitors, the contemporary cohort speaks (out) through imaging the flag. They are political in never accepting the existing state of affairs, stylistically or otherwise.
Cohort of Contemporary Artists
Janie Cohen, Burlington, Vermont