A few weeks ago I started a new series of works on paper in response to current events and my frustration, anger, and fear in hearing the news every day. I had collected several vintage postcards of Washington, D. C. and began to incorporate them into the work I was making. Each piece reflects a specific event or news item that I needed to react to. Simultaneously, the curators at Ground Floor Gallery, Krista Saunders Scenna and Jill Benson were conceiving an exhibition about the attacks on the press and the First Amendment, and I was happy to have 3 of my pieces included.
Marked Urgent is an exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn. Artists were invited to submit work on paper traditionally used for any and all types of correspondence and communication. Sales of the artworks will support the Committee to Protect Journalists, “an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide” and defends “the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.”
The exhibition got a bit of press: