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Based in drawing and storytelling\, Sokolow takes a comic bo ok approach to her art as if pulling the pages out of the book and spreadin g the outrageous and complex tales across the walls of a gallery. With the Presidential election in mind\, for her site-specific MATRIX project\, Soko low creates Some concerns about the candidate. Told through the ey es of a campaign worker—specifically\, “you\,” implicating the viewer in th e story—the narrator becomes increasingly concerned about the behavior of t he persuasive candidate\, as well as the questionable tactics being employe d by a crafty campaign consultant in order to secure a win in the upcoming U.S. Congressional election.

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Sokolow’s paranoid tales are always ba sed in well-researched facts and expanded by a wild imagination. The fictio nal story takes place on a campaign stop in Hartford\, following in the foo tsteps of major political leaders like Washington\, Lincoln\, and Kennedy. The candidate—Jim Jones—is based on the real-life People’s Temple cult lead er known for his power of manipulation over California politicians in the 1 960s and 1970s\, as well as mind control tactics used on his followers. Als o\, the fictional magician of a campaign consultant―David Copperfield―is lo osely based on the real-life master illusionist. Although a commentary on p olitics\, Some Concerns is primarily an exploration into human nat ure and the cult of personality.

LOCATION:Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art\,600 Main Street \nHartford\, CT 06103 SUMMARY: MATRIX 166 - Some concerns about the candidate\, Deb Sokolow END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161203T202957Z UID:258150 DTSTART:20130207T110000 DTEND:20130207T170000 LOCATION:Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art\,600 Main Street \nHartford\, CT 06103 SUMMARY: MATRIX 166 - Some concerns about the candidate\, Deb Sokolow END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR