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The David Owsley Museum of Art has joined forces with the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass to present Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson., an exhibition focusing on a theme that dominates today’s art in general: the artist as social and political commentator.
In the exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists, Israeli-born Dafna Kaffeman and Argentinian-born Silvia Levenson, examine political and social issues as essentially the result of human interaction. In turn, they have selected the work of six next-generation sculptors to be seen in some depth for a companion exhibition at Minnetrista. Both exhibitions are accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues.
Support for the exhibition provided by: Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass Endowment Fund; ARTSALIVE! Ball State University College of Fine Arts; the Sursa Art Exhibitions and Visiting Performers Program Fund; the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art; the Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts (AIDA); Bullseye Glass Company; Doron and Marianne Livnat, Tel Aviv, Israel; Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser; the Joan and Milton Baxt Foundation; Suzanne and Norman Cohn Family; and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.
The ongoing struggles for personal freedom and civil liberties
are highlighted in Larry Rivers and the Boston
Massacre, a series of 13 works on paper on view in the Brown Study Room.
Rivers, a 1970s post-abstract expressionist who has been called the Godfather
of Pop Art, compares these American ideals during the American Revolution and
the Vietnam era. Alysha Page, a master’s student in history and spring intern
at the museum who organized the exhibition, says Rivers demonstrates how the
struggles for civil liberties are parallel even centuries apart. “Each image is
ironically similar in the situation it depicts,” she says.
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