"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"
Our first invitational, with guest artists Magda Parasidis, Tom Megalis, Sherry Kerlin, David Hostetler and Deborah Griffing. Also showing new work by Sue Cavanaugh and Priscilla Roggenkamp.
Work will cover issues such as poverty, mental illness, politics and gun control, extinction and animal issues, women's issues and sexual abuse.
Of this work by Magda Parasidis (shown above), Magda reimagines the urban ghetto she has known as home as a space of poetic revelation, transforming the housing projects from structures of oppression into the sites of ecstatic nighttime reveries of memories and resistance.
Sunday, April 7, 11-1, Magda Parasidis will talk about her work and entertain discussion about poverty, environment, racism and her artwork.
Growing up in the urban Ghetto, Magda considers the connections between the personal, the political and the aesthetic, while subverting the systems of power that make some lives visible and others not.
Admission is free.
Sue Cavanaugh, a Columbus artist whose work has quickly become highly sought-after, collected, and respected by the art world, began as a quilter. She has morphed into a political activist, with some of her recent work featuring Unholier Than Thou Voodoo Protection Dolls, Corporations as People linocuts, a book entitled Corporations Are People Like the Emperor's New Clothes Were Real, and pieces depicting Trump and Putin holding hands.
Sue is vibrant, witty and endlessly charming, and believes that a good-humored approach to difficult subjects suits her.
Sue will talk about her work during a Roundtable Discussion Sunday, May 5, from 11-12, with an open-house immediately following until 3pm.
Rogue Poets perform Friday, May 3 from 6:30-9pm.
$10 at the door goes directly to Writing Wrongs Poetry and the poets for their performances.
Sue Cavanaugh will talk about her latest body of work "Real People Don't Eat Other People" in an informal, hang-out-on-the-couch kind of presentation. Feel free to ask questions, debate, ponder, pontificate or whatever.
I'll serve light refreshments just to keep you going.
Open-house immediately following, which means Sue will be hanging out here to meet and greet until 3.
June and July we will host our invitational "After the Rain/Reign". This title is loosely interpreted, and artists will be covering topics such as immigration and political upheaval (which often goes hand-in-hand), mental illness (and the high-and-low and emotional fluxes that coincide with mental illness), politics in general, and loss.
Artist participating include Rosy Avoscan, Deborah Griffing, Magda Parasidis, Alissa Ohashi, Brandon Smith, Michael Halliday, Juliellen Byrne and Priscilla Roggenkamp.
Showing great, thought-provoking, often controversial art.
I'm changing the show about every two months. Sign up for our mail list or view the calendar on the front page to see lists of upcoming shows.
We live in tumultuous times. Personally, I'm pissed. If I could, I'd volunteer at an abortion clinic, a homeless shelter, an immigration action committee, protest, educate, whatever I could. As it is, I'm good at showing great art, and these artists are great at creating work that tackles controversial issues. So I'm showing great art, that hopefully will provoke thought, debate, maybe action.
"The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely. That's how I see it. Otherwise, I don't know why you do it." Amiri Baraka
"We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness." Anist Kapoor
"Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics." Victor Pinchuk
We all have a role to play. We can, each and every one of us, make a difference. If you're an artist, speak your truth. If you're interested in speaking your truth at (Not) Sheep Gallery, submit a portfolio with an artist statement for one of our invitational shows. If you're a collector or a person who likes art, buy artwork. Spread the word. Support art.
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