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REVOLUTION 2012: An Exposition on Change Around the World

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REVOLUTION 2012: An Exposition on Change Around the World Group Exhibit Featuring Local & National Artists © Jackson Junge Gallery
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Occupy The Mind: Occupy The World, 2011 Limited Edition Print 13" X 17" © Jacqueline Alcantara
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Empire, 2010 Ink on Paper 30 3/4" X 24 3/4" © Eric Carson
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Empire of reduction, 2011 Digital 14" X 21 1/2"
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Burn Bank of America, 2011 Photography 18" X 12" © Alex Garland
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War Street, 2011 Photography 18" X 12" © Alex Garland
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Rat, 2011 Stencil and Spray Paint 22" X 28" © Craig Grabhorn
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Arise, 2010 Mixed Media 14" X 11" © Michelle Heyden
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50 Stars, Buy 2 Get 1 Free, 2011 Mixed Media 62" X 37" © Jeanine Hill-Soldner
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Cosmo Robotica Rage-Rammers, 2011 Oil on Canvas 17" X 40" © CJ Hungerman
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It Can't Be true But I Remember It, 2011 Oil on Canvas 40" X 30" © J. A. Jackson
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The Power To Change, 2012 Installation © Laura Lee Junge
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Sad Lincoln, 2011 Oil on Canvas 20" X 10" © Rainbow Kitty
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Crucifixion Of Identity (You Can't Hide Without A Home), 2011 Mixed Media 24" X 24" © Joseph Robert Knox
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Foreclosed Former Selves. Portraits of Present Persons, 2011 Mixed Media 24" X 48" © Joseph Robert Knox
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Dark City 1, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12" X 22" © Richard Laurent
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Entitled, 2011 Mixed Media 48" X 48" © Carolyn Luna
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A Dog Dressed as an Elephant, 2011 Silkscreen on Wood 20" X 24" © Colm McCarthy
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Wisconsin Standing Strong, 2011 Silkscreen on Wood 24" X 20" © Colm McCarthy
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Citizens United vs FEC, 2011 Vinyl / Acrylic / Ink on Wood 24" X 24" © Brian Morgan
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Incitful, 2011 Vinyl / Acrylic / Ink on Wood 24" X 24" © Brian Morgan
REVOLUTION 2012: An Exposition on Change Around the World

1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
January 20th, 2012 - February 26th, 2012
Opening: January 20th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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North Side
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Mon - Sat: 11-8 Sun: 11-7
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photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, pop, realism, surrealism, abstract, figurative, modern, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The word revolution inspires reactions and emotions of varying degrees. To some, it’s fighting words.  To others, it’s hope.  To the artists involved in the special exhibit titled “Revolution 2012”, it is artistic expression.  Change is constantly happening around the world, and currently the middle class worldwide is standing together to insist change happen for them, for us, for the 99%.  The artwork for this exhibit portrays where artists think 2012 will take us. The artwork will be displayed in a group exhibit “Revolution 2012”, at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago from January 17th to February 26th, 2012.  An opening reception, free to the public, will be held Friday, January 20th from 6 – 9pm.

Revolutions have inspired many humanitarian forms in the past. This is perhaps why “The Protestor” was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year.  Peace, equality and fairness are common mantras in many revolutionary movements.  Heroes, stories of valor and honesty are born from these movements.  Change for betterment becomes a demand rather than a wish.  

Often those perceived to have no power are given a stronger voice in numbers.  Adding to those numbers this month are 30 artists from across the country.  Mediums include painting, photography, sculpture, print work, installation, digital and fiber arts.

Artists were asked to address ideas already being expressed in the streets of many cities nationwide.  They responded with subject matters including corporate greed, homelessness, economic inequality, and standing up for the middle class.  This important exhibition of artwork also includes unique performances based on current events, during the opening reception held Friday, January 20th from 6 –9pm.