The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary political satire by Heather Benjamin, Noah Lyon, Ian McGillivray, Jack Laughner, Fred Rinne & Marshall Weber, Haley Shibble and Ryan Jacob Smith.
In an age of riot and revolution the cynical observers’ growing dissatisfaction with the government and media manifests itself through many forms in everyday life. We see political satire and activism dispersed through various internet platforms, in print, on the streets, and even in mainstream media. Political satire is a necessary time-honored tradition that inherently abandons formality and censorship. USA Today explores a captivating slice of this fluctuating medium, showcasing sarcastic social commentary in contemporary art.
Comparatively using comedy and satire these artists address a variety of national and international issues plaguing humanity. Determination is evident in their ability to find entertainment and humor in dissatisfaction and use this to fuel revolutionary works. USA Today highlights the importance of humor in encouraging discourse and awareness. Their comedic approach combined with bold graphics, striking colors, skillful craftsmanship, and intricate line work make these disheartening issues hard to ignore.
USA Today is the ninth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through zines and other printed matter, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format. Curated by Aimee Lusty.
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