The word revolution inspires reactions and emotions of varying degrees. To some, it's fighting words. To others, it's hope. To the artists involved in the special exhibit titled "Revolution 2012", it is artistic expression. Change is constantly happening around the world, and currently the middle class worldwide is standing together to insist change happen for them, for us, for the 99%. The artwork for this exhibit portrays where artists think 2012 will take us.
Revolutions have inspired many humanitarian forms in the past. This is perhaps why "The Protestor" was named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year. Peace, equality and fairness are common mantras in many revolutionary movements. Heroes, stories of valor and honesty are born from these movements. Change for betterment becomes a demand rather than a wish.
Often those perceived to have no power are given a stronger voice in numbers. Adding to those numbers this month are 30 artists from across the country. Mediums include painting, photography, sculpture, print work, installation, digital and fiber arts.
Artists were asked to address ideas already being expressed in the streets of many cities nationwide. They responded with subject matters including corporate greed, homelessness, economic inequality, and standing up for the middle class.
|Rainbow Kitty, Sad Lincoln|
|Alex Garland, Burn Bank of America|
|Brian Morgan, Inciteful|
|Eric Baillies, Big Trouble|
|Eric Carson, Empire|
|Jeanine Hill-Soldner, 50 Stars, Buy 2 Get 1 Free|
|Jacqueline Alcantara, Occupy The Mind: Occupy The World|
|Joseph Knox, Crucfixion of Identity|
|Robyn Alatorre, Innocent|
The art in the show is insightful, thought-provoking, and truly revolutionary. The show ends tomorrow, so see it while you still can!
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622