Thursday, April 10, 2014

CONTROVERSIAL SHOCK ART at ActivistArtistA Gallery? Anti GMO Shock Art at Upcoming Exhibition: The Beat Generation Exhibition



"The Beat Generation Exhibition"
April 20, 2014 | 2-8P
ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida

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Contact: FloridaArtsAssociation@Gmail.com or Call 786-521-1199

CONTROVERSIAL SHOCK ART at ActivistArtistA Gallery? 
Anti GMO Shock Art at Upcoming Exhibition: The Beat Generation Exhibition

Anticipating what the next exhibitions at ActivistArtistA Gallery are just part of fun! Since the gallery first rolled up the gate in the little warehouse gone gallery in the summer of 2011 it has show just about everything. The emerging artist space tucked in the back of the Boynton Beach Art District at 422 West Industrial Ave., will not leave you wanting yet again.  

The Beat Generation Exhibition is following the history of a generation of agitators in letter and spirit.

Inspired by the post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Central elements of "Beat" culture included rejection of received standards, innovations in style, experimentation with drugs, alternative sexualities, an interest in Eastern religion, a rejection of materialism, and explicit portrayals of the human condition. 

The Beat Generation Exhibition includes, Dana Donaty's Dahli Llama, GM Manrique's satirical portraits of Miami's infamous drag queen YOKO (now retired), among other works by Serafima Sokolov, Steev Rullman (editor of Pure Honey Magazine), Gary Antonio, Rolando Chang Barrero, Rose Shaw, and Alicia Saxe.

But,  center stage goes to the "controversial shock art" work by Jessica Gwen, who's piece titled "Molly," Molly is a meticulously crafted silicon sculpture of a lifelike genetically modified cow which is sure to raise a few brows, and few questions regarding, as the artist say's, "It will allow us to reflect upon Monsanto and our scientific application against humanism."

Special Presentation at the Gallery in conjunction with The Beat Generation Exhibition:
Projections by Modernity Art, Kaleid-O-Krank projector.
Readings by:
Stacy Conde, author of "The Red Speck"
Cherly Maeder Recitations for Howl.

This exhibition is curated by Rolando Chang Barrero.

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