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Art and Democracy V

exposition d'art : Art and Democracy V
Each 36”w x 80 h. Acrylic. 2014 These paintings are based on TSA airport security Advanced Information Technology (AIT) body scans. These “full-body” scans are at the center of a heated debate over passenger safety and personal privacy. The AIT scans are being called intrusive and a virtual strip search. Two equal size canvases combine several techniques including stenciling and acrylic spray paint. The paintings encourage dialogue of the AIT body scans currently being proposed for all US airports. They also function as art that reflects the culture and times in which we live. The male and female figures can be seen as an allegory of Adam and Eve, provoking the analogy between modesty and shame, security and invasion of privacy.
 

Art and Democracy V

Group show including Donald Gialanella

Samedi, 24 Mai, 2014 - Samedi, 28 Juin, 2014
Vernissage :
sam, 24/05/2014 - 18:00

The Art & Democracy V exhibition is returning to Greater Los Angeles after a three-month run in New York City.

Organized by the Visual Artists Guild and curated by Diana Wong, the show focuses on work that address issues concerning social justice, immigrant rights, freedom, global climate change, democratic struggles and civil liberties.

Included in the show are Gialanella’s large-scale paintings, The Travelers’ New Clothes, that depict life-size male and female figures based on TSA airport security Advanced Information Technology (AIT) body scans. These “full-body” scans are at the center of a heated debate over passenger safety and personal privacy. The AIT scans are being called intrusive and a virtual strip search.

ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Gallery established in 2005, is dedicated to the promotion of national and international contemporary artists, providing a variety of international art exchanges, artists residencies and workshop programs.

location
Building Bridges Art Foundation gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States