Praying to the Giant Orange Head
Photographs, paintings, sculpture, and mixed media artworks in this group exhibition address issues related to the current cultural and political climate. Absurdity and humor match grievous consideration of a variety of concerns including governmental policy, racism, women’s rights, and attempts at serenity in an overwhelming world of words. The visual language is culled from artists as far ranging as Goya, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, and others, who are at least in part known for making political and personal commentary through their artwork. Artists include Peter Barnitz, Dawn Black, Ida Floreak, Cheryl Hayes, David Rex Joyner, Sarah Marshall, Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers, Jeffrey Rinehart, Kathy Rodriguez, Bryce Speed, and Heather Weathers.