SEPTEMBER 2 – OCTOBER 22, 2016
Debi Cornwall, “Smoke Break, Camp America,” from the series Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, 2014. 26″ x 32″ Archival Pigment Print
As the General Election approaches, Candela Books + Gallery introduces STUMP; a group exhibition featuring photographic artists whose work is politically salient, couched in national issues, or generally steeped in concerns we are all facing.
With STUMP, our hope is to sponsor discussion around an array of issues at the forefront of national debates. The photographic works featured draw on our current culture and provide a lens through which to examine issues both locally and globally important.
LINDSEY BEAL | SHEILA PREE BRIGHT | DEBI CORNWALL | TOM KIEFER
MARK PETERSON | BRIAN ULRICH | D.M. WITMAN
STUMP artist Lindsey Beal highlights issues regarding sexual freedom and women’s reproductive rights. Sheila Pree Bright covers the Black Lives Matter movement inspiring a crucial dialogue about racial inequality and political struggles that divide us. Debi Cornwall explores the dire and often times bizarre world of those imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and those that guard them. Tom Kiefer takes a humanizing look at immigration and the risks migrants take crossing the border in hopes of a better life. Mark Peterson documents the theatre of the campaign trail. Brian Ulrich captures American consumerism and the allure of material wealth. Lastly, D.M. Witman examines climate concerns and the harsh realities of changing environmental regimes.
Tom Kiefer, “Soap,” from the series El Sueño Americano , 2014. 24″ x 24″ Archival Inkjet Print
The exhibition runs September 2 through October 22, 2016, with a preview & artist talk on Thursday, September 1st from 5-8pm. The opening reception will take place Friday, September 2nd from 5 to 9pm.
In the run up to the national election in November, Candela Books + Gallery will also host a voter registration drive in the gallery during this exhibition, through Monday, October 17th during open hours.