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Exhibition Detail
Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity
144 West 14th St
2nd Fl
New York, NY 10011

September 28th, 2012 - November 10th, 2012
September 27th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Head Ache, after George Cruikshank, Enrique ChagoyaEnrique Chagoya,
The Head Ache, after George Cruikshank,
2010, Digital etching and Chine collé, 15.5 x 19.5 inches
© Courtesy of the artist and George Adams Gallery, NYC
greenwich/west village
Mon - Sat 11am - 6pm, Thursday until 8pm

Just in time for election season, "Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity" updates the grand tradition of political satire to shine a light on the American psyche in an era of political polarization. Works in a range of media take on the pressing questions of the day, among them the social consequences of greed, the corrosive effects of money and religion in politics, the contradictory aspirations embodied by the American Dream, and the destructive outcome of unquestioning faith in American exceptionalism. With wit, satire, and passion, the artists in this show urge us to acknowledge both the strengths and the follies of contemporary America and ask if we are living up to our own best beliefs.


Donna Catanzaro Enrique Chagoya Michael D'Antuono Sally EdelsteinJerry Kearns Ian Laughlin Kara Maria Greta Pratt Duke Riley Peter Saul Federico Solmi Jade Townsend Mark Wagner Martin Wilner

In conjunction with the exhibition, a New York Mobile Voter Registration Center designed by artist Duke Riley (M.F.A. '08) will tour the streets of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Our fifth annual Pratt Falls political cabaret, produced by Larry Litt, will take place in the gallery on October 16, October 30, and November 6 at 7 PM.

Please visit for more information.

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