Monday, April 15, 2013

VIOLENCE Opens at SPP Galleries


On Saturday, April 13, the artists' reception for exhibition VIOLENCE took place at SPP Galleries in the Philadelphia Inquirer building in Conshohocken.

The show features work by more than two-dozen women artists addressing some of the complex questions surrounding this difficult topic. Artists from the Philadelphia Chapter of the WCA participated, along with members of the NYC and DC Chapters, and  MCGOPA (The Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists).




Coincidentally, Sunday afternoon's TED Radio Hour on WHYY featured the very same subject. Called "The Violence Within Us," the segment echoed many of the same questions asked by the artists in VIOLENCE. Karen Love Cooler, a member of both WCA and MCGOPA, wrote in her artist statement: "Are violent acts committed by ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances to be judged differently?" The TED presenters asked: "So why are some people violent, and others aren't? Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? What would it take for an ordinary person to become violent?"

For a full list of participating artists click HERE. More photographs of the VIOLENCE exhibition can be seen on Flickr.
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