Thursday, September 13, 2012

Art in the Age of Political Absurdity

I'm very excited to be a part of this show and get the chance to show Hooray for Progress for the first time in New York City.  For a preview of the piece installed at the McNay Museum in San Antonio, click here:

144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Monday - Saturday 
11am to 6pm
Thursday until 8pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 27, 6−8 PM
On View: 
September 28November 10, 2012

Guest Curators: 

Eleanor Heartney and Larry Litt

Just in time for election season, "Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity" updates the grand tradition of political satire to shine a light on the American psyche in an era of political polarization. Works in a range of media take on the pressing questions of the day, among them the social consequences of greed, the corrosive effects of money and religion in politics, the contradictory aspirations embodied by the American Dream, and the destructive outcome of unquestioning faith in American exceptionalism. With wit, satire, and passion, the artists in this show urge us to acknowledge both the strengths and the follies of contemporary America and ask if we are living up to our own best beliefs. 

Donna Catanzaro
Enrique Chagoya
Michael D'Antuono
Sally Edelstein
Jerry Kearns
Ian Laughlin
Kara Maria
Greta Pratt
Duke Riley
Peter Saul
Federico Solmi
Jade Townsend
Mark Wagner
Martin Wilner

In conjunction with the exhibition, a New York Mobile Voter Registration Center designed by artist Duke Riley (M.F.A '08) will tour the streets of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.  

Our fifth annual Pratt Falls political caberet, produced by Larry Litt, will take place in the gallery on October 16, October 30 and November 6 at 7pm.  

Please visit for more information.

Image credits (left to right): Michael D'Antuono, American Pie, 2010, oil on canvas, 42 x 46 inches; Greta Pratt, "Rodney Parker", from the series Liberty Wavers, 2010-2012, photographic installation, 22 x 28 inches.  

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