March 30 (Wednesday) 12:00 am - May 28 (Saturday) 11:59 pm
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03/30/22 – 05/28/22 Ripped From The Headlines – KAT FLYN New Orleans Exhibition JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY 30 March 2022 (New Orleans, LA) JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is pleased to announce the second
03/30/22 – 05/28/22
Ripped From The Headlines – KAT FLYN
New Orleans Exhibition
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY
30 March 2022 (New Orleans, LA) JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of San Diego-based artist Kat Flyn entitled Ripped from the Headlines. In this suite of twenty-five new sculptures, Flyn critically reacts to current events and employs such themes as: racism, immigration, gender inequality, and climate change. Over the years, Flyn has amassed a trove of artifacts and collectables which she began using to create assemblage art in the 1990’s. Flyn seeks out collectibles and artifacts to create a visual narrative of the zeitgeist of inequality and racism in the United States. Flyn refers to her artistic genre as Political Art and Protest Art and exclusively illustrates socioeconomic narratives and cultural iconography in her work.
The artist says of the exhibition…
The works in this show deal with topics that have been in the news over the past decade – Black Lives Matter, Immigration, CRT and Systemic Racism, Human Trafficking, Climate Change, the Pandemic, and Immigration. While newspapers have covered each of these topics, in this show I present an alternative approach. Each work is meant as a visual essay. The goal is to lead the viewer to evaluate (or maybe re-evaluate) their own views through a nonverbal presentation of each topic.
Since it’s my aim to stimulate consideration of these current event topics through a nonverbal approach, I do not wish to (verbally) describe each work here. Of course, my own views permeate each work, some more than others but this still leaves room for the viewer to disagree with me. There is also no doubt that each work overly generalizes its topic, but that seems to me to be okay since this leaves the viewer with room to mentally add their own specific critiques to the visual essay.
The exhibition will be on view from 30 March to 28 March 2022, with an opening reception coinciding with the Arts District of New Orleans’ (ADNO) First Saturday Gallery Openings from 5-8 PM on 2 April. There will also be a closing reception from 5-8 PM on 7 May in conjunction with the annual event Jammin’ On Julia which brings thousands of people to the Art District for an unofficial post-Jazz Fest block party.
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