Easy Reader News - "The Faces Within"
This August 2018 article by Bondo Wyszpolski in Easy Reader, Inc. highlights the political art theme and artists behind a show entitled “The Faces Within,” at South Bay Contemporary, curated by LA artist and author Karrie Ross. Featuring 14 artists, the unique concept behind this timely exhibit had each artist painting one half of a face, addressing the dichotomy of the political situation currently dividing our nation. Each artist was given a 15” X 30” canvas and asked to create either the left or right side of a face that would then be paired with an opposite half painted by another artist. The result was seven large paintings, 30” by 30”, comprised of two separate half-faces.
Nancy Larrew, referring to the title of her work, “No One Will Believe You,” with regard to the “inner voice” that often prevents us from speaking up after being personally assaulted had this to say: “This election process has amplified that voice by allowing a self-proclaimed celebrity, pussy-grabbing misogynist’s behavior to be normalized into ‘locker (room) talk,’ while allowing its implications to be overlooked under the pretense of making America great again.”
To see more of the artists, and hear a bit of everyone’s inspiration, please follow this link: