PROVOCATIVE: an exhibit curated by Doris Davis Gallagher

Provocative: October 11 through November 12, 2016

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Blues by Diane Draper

“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.


“Milwaukee” by Ty Kelly

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.


PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

Diane Draper

Doris Davis Gallagher

Daniel Gerken

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“Beaver Wood” by Trudi Gilliam

Trudi Gilliam

Ty Kelly

Sue McCauley

Angel Montana

Jim Petersen

Tandy Mile Riddle

AJ Scaff