Power is the marked ability to accomplish and to possess or exercise authority or influence. The politics of power is the mechanics of this action.
The artwork in the show Politics of Power at BAG Gallery is a collection of thought provoking work that focuses on power.
While some artwork make strong statements, others question.
Can an artist at the crossroads of art, politics and truth help decipher the mechanics of power? Or does the mixture of politics and art manifest political correctness and censorship? Where is the room for risk?
In the present political climate politics has been commercialized and handled down to the last detail. The consequence is that controversial issues of our time are migrating to art. The art in this show provokes reflection. It does not allow you to be a passive participant.
An important role of art is to stimulate reflection and debate about the key issues of our time. The work in the Politics of Power show meets this need. The artists in this show support active discourse and inspire thought and the collectors who buy these works show support for the ideas expressed.
Participating artists :: Marion Burson, Mike Calway-Fagen, Reino Carlson, carlsweets, Heather Contant, Isabel Cruz, Robyn Desposito, Susan C. Dessel, Jen Dragon, Carey Garris, Kate Hamilton, Shauna Doyle Hammond, Dawn Hunter, Laura Johansen, James Juron, Michael Krynski, Diana Leidel, Uli Minoggio, Virginia Naughton, Tommy Pace, Samuel Paden, Patricia Paludanus, Geoffrey Raymond, Joanne Riina, Anjelika Rijvers, Anna Marie Rockwell, Lauren Smith, Greg Stephens, Janice Suarez, Sarah Tunnell, Max Tzinman