PopUp Show Sends Up Political Circus

Courtesy photo “Gorgon Stare” by Michael Kerbow is one of the works on display at the new gallery show: Be Careful What You Vote For.

 

Brand new exhibition considers implications of upcoming vote

Ten artists whose images challenge viewers to consider the implications — and unintended consequences — of the votes we cast this November will display their artwork this month at the popUp Gallery at 1517 Park Street.

Opening this Saturday, Aug. 6, Be Careful What You Vote For explores many of the issues that will confront the next President and Congress. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Singer-songwriter Tracy Blackman will perform. 

As Election Day 2016 draws near, politicians debate these complex issues — social justice, economic disparity, immigration, privacy, personal freedoms, human rights, the environment and national security — while millions of Americans contemplate an uncertain future.

Throughout history, artists have brought fresh perspectives to the events of their times, depicting them with courage and graphic clarity. A single image can grab our attention and inspire us to act, sometimes altering the course of history. The images in this show are charged with powerful messages that illustrate the passions of each artist and challenge us to consider the implications — and unintended consequences — of our actions upon the world we live in and the lives with whom we share it. 

popUp Gallery is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. during the duration of the show. It is also open by appointment. 

For more information, go to www.popupautobodygallery.com.