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6/3 - 7/31, 2016: Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression

Free & open to the public during gallery hours

6/3 - 7/31, 2016: Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression

Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression

On display June 3rd - July 31st, 2016


Poetry and interpretive paintings by Darian Wigfall and Emily Timmerman exploring oppression in the areas of race, class, and gender.

Oppression is being exposed all over the world. From the Arab Spring to Black Lives Matter, people are waking up to the fact that we are being oppressed by those who have the money to control the narrative about people and how they are punished. 

These paintings are interpretations of the messages that our oppressors have handed down to us to keep us under control. Over time we have adopted these messages for ourselves, reinforcing and perpetrating the oppression against ourselves. The last piece in the 4 stanza poem is a warning that our comfortable lives will be destroyed by the forces that create the artificial comfort we enjoy.