Connect Gallery to host art exhibit on post-Trump Election

Staff Writer

The Connect Gallery, 1520 E. Harper Court, will host an exhibit entitled “Post 11/9 The New Now: In Retrospect To 11/9 The Morning After The 2016 US Presidential Election and Like 9/11, It Was A flashpoint,” on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The exhibit was co-founded by artists Asya Abdrahman and Nellie King Solomon, and will expect to run from Thursday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 10.

According to Connect Gallery owner Rob McKay, the show is designed to create a collaborative effort that dynamically engages visitors as well as create a unique dialogue between participating artists, writers, scientists, politicians, and organizations that actively nurture viable change in the social and political landscape of today’s world.

“This engaging show features over 20 collaborators who refuse to be at rest during times of struggle, including Cleveland Dean, Barry McGee, Rebecca Solnit, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Michele Pred, Liz Walsh, Matt Gonzalez and many more,” McKay said.

McKay said that individually, these artists will use diverse methods and mediums as visual and verbal language to help people understand their roles in both macro- and micro-conflicts to invite generative resolutions to present dangers.

McKay believes that collectively, these articulated dreams, elegant metamorphoses, and unconventional abstractions by the artists are a statement of fierce hope that transcends the contrived scarcity of the current world in reductive, political, complex, and personal ways.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature an opening reception with readings and community events throughout the month.

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