Provocative: October 11 through November 12, 2016
“PROVOCATIVE ARTISTS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUBMIT WORKS OF ART IN ANY MEDIUM, ALONG WITH A STATEMENT ABOUT THE INTENTION OR MEANING OF THE WORK. THE GOAL IS TO PROVOKE IDEAS OR A DIFFERENT WAY OF VIEWING THROUGH TECHNIQUE OR SUBJECT MATTER.” -DD Gallagher (curator)
Presentation by Doris Davis Gallagher on the evening of Friday, October 21st.
Reception for the artists to be held Friday, October 21st from 6 to 8pm.
Draper writes: “Blues” is a combination of black and white photo
shots I had. The fun of putting it into color and action attracted me to paint it.
Kelly describes his piece “Milwaukee”:
What is obvious about this image is that it’s very literal and in-your-face. I think what makes it provocative is the questions it likely raises: Who’s hand is this? Is this a weapon or a tool? Who is it being pointed at? Is it supposed to be serious or funny? Noting the odd design of the machine, akin to movies such as Metropolis and Brazil, I was trying to imply a futuristic, ‘sci-fi’ tone. While it may provoke a sense of unease or fear, I think it does so in an nonthreatening, almost comic-book style. The torn paper implies this is just a portion of a larger image, eluding to the fact that there is a bigger picture needing to be revealed.
Doris Davis Gallagher
Tandy Mile Riddle