The Truth Is...
May 6 - May 13, 2023
Humaira Abid's intricately carved pine protest signs look uncannily like worn and weathered cardboard with slogans announcing truths that have been ignored or actively avoided.
Juventino Aranda's large-scale painting, REFLECTIONS OF TOMORROW'S PAST (FOG OF WAR), mimics Claude Monet's REFLECTIONS OF CLOUDS ON THE WATER- LILY POND both in composition and dimensions. Painted on camouflage patterned Pendleton wool in black oil stick and resin, the image's beauty is obscured by the murkiness of conflict, the camouflage accomplishing its goal to conceal and disguise.
Ross Palmer Beecher
A metal quilt work by Ross Palmer Beecher uses imagery from evangelical comics, called Chick Tracts, to contrast theological and secular truths with monster movie horrors.
Priscilla Dobler Dzul
Priscilla Dobler Dzul's embroidered fabric work explores the nationalism and pride in America's painful, dark history of genocide, erasure, and displacement of indigenous peoples, detail often left out of history books and classrooms.
Chris Engman's photographs cause viewers to question what they are seeing and whether they can believe their eyes.
HEY BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER IS WATCHING, a sculpture by Steve Moseley, asks, "What about the interactions between police and Black men in America is true?"
Roger Shimomura's TEACHER is a woman in a hijab holding an apple. The subject is both Muslim and an educator, yet the artist recognizes that only the fact that she is Muslim may be seen by some viewers. Behind her are the silhouettes of barbed wire and the barracks Shimomura has included in much of his work, referencing the the detention camps Japanese Americans were forced into during World War II.
Joey Veltkamp's soft painting, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, contains a statement most would say is as true as it gets.
Oliver Wasow's photoshopped portraits of the Trump administration aim to reveal the true souls of subjects known for their "alternative facts."
Dan Webb's sculpture, FIRE FLOWERS, addresses climate change, a subject whose cause and solution are questioned by some, while others refer to its mere existence as a hoax.
Marc Wenet's THE YOUNG SCIENTIST explores how a young man's inner thoughts and life can be unknown or revealed, depending upon one's perspective.
Anthony White's painting, BLISS, presents a mirror covered in stickers and graffiti referencing Antifa, "red-pilling," satellites, Google, and other subjects mentioned in contemporary conspiracy theories.
David Wojnarowicz's untitled letterpress print shows the artist as a young boy surrounded by a story that details a truth of the boy's life that so often is hidden away and denied.