10/03/09 - 12/12/09
10:00am - 05:00pm
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Ben Maltz Gallery, October 3 - December 12
Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition . . .
Solo exhibition of San Francisco based artist Travis Somerville presents a new body of work including painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, exploring the complex inheritance of a nation trying to live up to the challenge of being truly “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” as Abraham Lincoln stated in his historic Gettysberg Address during the Civil War. The artist is interested in investigating the tension and contradiction in America’s realization of equality and freedom for all between the numerous examples of the nation’s successes, manifest in Obama’s election and first 100 days, and the nation’s failures, evidenced by the enduring and shameful aftermath of Katrina.
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