Hues of Red and Blue: The 2016 Presidential Election

Yevette Hendler, This World Needs a Group Hug, archival pigment print
Thu, 10/20/2016 - Sun, 11/13/2016
Payne Hurd Gallery & RE:find Gallery on the Walk

Throughout history, both self-taught and professionally trained artists alike have expressed political opinions in various formats and mediums. Recognizing the power of the artist as well as the special time in which we live, the Allentown Art Museum and RE:find Gallery challenged artists to respond to the upcoming presidential election and the issues surrounding it by submitting election-themed works for possible inclusion in a juried exhibition. All formats were accepted: painting, illustration, sculpture, mixed media, new media.

Twenty-plus works in the Museum, including videos, and more on display at RE:find Gallery present critiques, lampoons, and straight-on representations of the candidates, their supporters, and issues being discussed this hectic election season. 

Any views or opinions expressed by the art in this exhibition were those of the artist and the artist alone.  The Museum does not endorse any views or opinions represented in this exhibition.

 


Yevette Hendler, This World Needs a Group Hug, archival pigment print

 


Femi J. Johnson, Choice Matters, 2016, acrylic on canvas

 


Matt Smith, Campaigner, 2016, archival pigment print