Popular Campaigns and Political Culture - National Juried Exhibition
Reception November 2, 6 - 8 PM
Juried by Liz Cohen
The Popular Campaigns and Political Culture Exhibition seeks creative works that explore the relationship of the political environment and popular culture. In visual culture, we have become saturated by media and advertising in an attempt to determine our cultural identity and political preference. This exhibition asks the artist to interpret the connections or point-of-overlap between art and propaganda. How do we, as artists, respond to everyday propaganda and express our social and political views? This exhibition is open to all media.
$500 cash prize will be awarded to First place. Juror Liz Cohen.
Liz Cohen received her MFA degree in Photography from the California College of the Arts. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and a BA in Philosophy from Tufts University, both in Boston, Massachusetts. Cohen is a photographer and performance artist, whose multi-media work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her recent subversive project, "Bodywork," in which she transformed an East German 1987 Trabant automobile into a 1973 Chevrolet El Camino. She has won numerous awards and grants including: a Studio Residency from The MacDowell Colony in 2001; a Studio Fellowship in 2002 from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany; a Creative Capital Foundation Project Grant in 2005; an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission for the Arts in 2007; a 2008 Traveling Scholars’ Award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; and a Kresge Artist Fellowship in 2011. Cohen currently teaches at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Cohen was a recent guest judge on Bravo TV’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.”