"Internal Politics: Great Expectations"

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"The Dealmaker", 2016 Ink On Paper 6' X4" © Susan Sills
"Flaming Four Eyes Dragon", 2015 Bronze Sculpture With Some Mixed Media. L 14" X W 12.75" X H 5" © Kathleen King
"Liberty", 2016 Mixed Media Sculpture 9" © Sam Wiener
"Milk Cartons", 2016 Detail: Hand Altered Milk Carton: One Of 6 Cartons To A Complete Piece 4" X 4" X 12" Each Carton © John Nieman
"Cardyline with Branches", 2016 Oil On Canvas 50" X 36" © Deborah Sudran
"Mom", 2016 Photograph 16.5" X 16'5" Including Outer Frame © Alan Gaynor
"Ode to Fracking", 2016 Mixed Media On Paper 21" X 17" Including Outer Frame. © Elizabeth Ginsberg
"Secrets of Dark Matter", 2016 Mixed Media: Ink, Pen, & Collage On Antique Book Page . 6.25 X 7.75 Framed © Jenny Brown
"Internal Politics: Great Expectations"
Curated by: Vernita Nemec

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
April 26th, 2016 - May 14th, 2016
Opening: April 28th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(212) 414-4040
Tue-Sat 12-6
painting, figurative, landscape, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, digital, graffiti/street-art, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual
free admission


"Internal Politics: Great Expectations"

Photographic & Mixed Media Invitational

Curated by Vernita Nemec

April 26- May 14, 2016

Reception Thursday April 28 6-8pm

Wally Gilbert * Deborah Sudran  * John Nieman * Alan Gaynor * Susan Sills * Kathleen King *

Michael Miller * Barbara K Schwartz * May DeViney * Arthur Dworin * Bob Tomlinson * Arlene Finger *

Fred Gutzeit * Angela LaMonte * Jackie Inglefield * Suzanne Morlock * Carolyn Applegate * Bryan Smith * Elizabeth Ginsberg * Marcia Bernstein * Robert Cenedella * Scott Kulok * Barnaby Ruhe * Julia Healy *

Jenny Brown * Sam Wiener * N'Cognita * Emmanuel Monzon * Margery Appelbaum * Kathy Levine *

Lynne Mayocole * David Yendes * Len Rosenfeld * Alex Woodhouse * Irene Christensen * Ed Herman*  

Cheryl Vlachos * Deborah Beck * Jackie Lima * Norma Greenwood


Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present "Internal Politics: Great Expectations", a Photographic & Mixed Media Invitational curated by Vernita Nemec. The exhibition continues from April 26th - May 14th, 2016 with an opening receptionThursday, April 28th, 6-8pm.

Wikipedia says Politics (from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, definition "of, for, or relating to citizens") is the practice and theory of influencing other people. Another similar phrase is "playing politics", which means doing something in order to become more powerful rather than doing what's right.

But what are our "Internal Politics" What are our "Great Expectations"? Perhaps those politics concern one's secret wishes about reality or what reality should be - our personal politics and how we respond to the world around us with images rather than with our voices.

Artists like Daumier spoke directly about politics with his art but much art that does not seem political still carries within it a belief system that can be as persuasive as a placard in a protest march or demonstration.

Recently, Holland Cotter addressed the issue of art & politics in his New York Times essay entitled "Making Museums Moral Again" (3/19/16).  He reminds us of the power of art to address political issues when in the late 60's, Art Workers Coalition met & created the Poster "Q: And Babies? A: And Babies. Today's issues are numerous and equally troubling.

The artists in this exhibit are expressing their beliefs visually - and as some might say, "It's art - what does it mean to you?" These artists have expressed through their art their concerns about the environment, the presidency and numerous other matters that affect our world today.

We hope you will join us and see the power of art to express what is on the minds of artists in today's tumultuous world.


Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM          

For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or or view the gallery website:

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