Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Art & Democracy at Gallery H in New York
I am over the moon to be one of the 40 artists picked to show their work in the exhibition ART & DEMOCRACY.
Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the protests and murders at Tiananmen Square.
‘Berlin Crosses’ is an etching of the Berlin Wall Memorial. I made this work in 2005, and it has always haunted me. Though I didn’t know it at the time, history has added layers of ironic significance. A little while later I discovered, to my dismay, that the memorial was to be torn down. The memorial had never been ‘official’ but had grown organically from people’s desire to memorialise history. I wanted the starkness of very black crosses and a white ethereal background. The near crosses are explicit but further back they merge into a black mass.
If you are in or around New York this autumn please stop by. The exhibit will run from October 8 through December 31, 2009.
Art & Democracy Exhibit
222 E. 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Thank you to the Visual Artists Guild who organised this exhibition. Please check out the website and all their great work.
As ever, all my work is for sale so please e-mail me if you are interested.