August 31 to November 3, 2012
Gallery Hours: 3 to 9 PM, Thursday and Friday and 11 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays (or by appointment.)
Free Admission and Parking
Throughout history the creative expression of ideas and emotions has been a powerful force in the social landscape. It is recognized that art activates critical dialogue and raises political and social awareness. In honor of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, McColl Center for Visual Art continues this tradition by providing a platform for five contemporary artists to address our tumultuous world.
"The core of the exhibit couples aesthetic perspective with social commentary and is the outcome of five artists who are grappling with their own complex questions about America’s contemporary culture. Using art as a catalyst, we hope this exhibition will spark dialogue, both in and outside of the gallery space, and help to encourage a politically informed community.” says Suzanne Fetscher, Executive Director of McColl Center for Visual Art.
Each contemporary artist lives and works in the United States and is represented by Kesting/Ray Gallery in New York City, and each will present their own perspective of the world around us. The site-specific works created for America Now will be on display in the Center’s public space at the conclusion of their August residencies as DNC Artists-in-Residence (August 6 to 28, 2012). The products of their process will reflect our society while reshaping our perception of how art is produced, how it can be perceived, and how it is received. Designed to challenge the balance of inner belief with outward expression, America Now will encourage compassion, elicit action, and spark a new way of seeing.