The Free Exercise Thereof
Online at www.axleart.com/free-exerise
Projected at UNM Art Museum during the PhotoSummer Party
Saturday, June 17 | 4pm – 7pm
An online exhibition of works made in response to the recent presidential election and the policies of the new administration. Extreme commotion and volatility has dominated our collective consciousness since November 8th of last year, and especially since January 20th of this year. People across the country and around the world are activated to speak out to a degree we haven’t seen since the Vietnam War. Art and activism are spreading fast through the Internet, and particularly social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. People are motivated to stand up and be counted with online images, videos, and websites that are straddling the borders between activism, art, and humor. This is an online exhibition of new works that use the far reach of the Internet to comment on or influence our current state of national affairs. Work by FORGE (Jason Rodriguez), Sarah Stolar, Julie & Matthew Chase-Daniel, Peggy Diggs, Brad Bealmear, Mindy Littman Holland, Janet Russek, Barbara Fix, Bernie Lieving, Jamison Chas Banks, R. Ayrton Chapman, Christopher Bull, Joseph Riggs, Michael Bisbee, Nina Glaser, Bobby Gutierrez, Susan Christie, Monique Davis, Kathleen Smith, Paul Graubard, Julianne Parkinson, Ed Epping, Amina Re, Sierra Pecheur, Kathleen McCloud, MaLin Wilson & Mr. Fish, Robbie Steinbach, Janice Wall, Michael Darmody, Jane Shoenfeld, Alexandra Gowan, Susie Protiva, a. louella, David Stafford, Linda Guenste, Burning Books, Bette Yozell, Jerry Wellman, Richard Lowenberg, Vicki Teauge-Cooper, The Furies (Patti Levey, Lauren Ayer, and Kristin Barendsen), and Ahjo K. Sipowicz.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
– First Amendment, U.S. Constitution
Image: The Furies Vengeance, 2017