Curated by Kathy Gallegos
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 7-10 pm
Adam Villanueva, Aslym, Cecily Willis, Daniel Amador, Elmer Guevara, Ernesto Vasquez, Eyeone, Greedy Bastards, Guadulesa Rivera, Hembert Guardado, Lisette Carrasco, Martin Bustamante, Melanie Maria Ciccone, Mercedes E. Vasquez, Michelle Dakan, Nelson Munares, Patrick Quinn, Peter Liashkov, Roque Torres, Stephanie Sherwood, Steven Felix-Jager and Victor Reyes
“…a storm is threat’ning,
My very life today
If I don’t get some shelter
….I’m gonna fade away….”
The opening lyrics to the Rolling Stones’ 1969 classic rock song still rings true today. In that spirit, Avenue 50 Studio invited artists to submit work speaking to the words of the song written by Keith Richards. https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rollingstones/gimmeshelter.html The powerful title, “Gimme Shelter”, also carries association with the historic displacement and homelessness currently raging throughout our City. Through this exhibition, artists are the voice of reason and compassion in the face of out of control capitalism, bigotry, racism and chauvinism.
December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018.