Special Exhibition on Display at NESADSU


 If you’re looking for an informative and entertaining art exhibit, “Give Me Some Truth: Theories, Conspiracies, Politics and Art” is presently on display through Tuesday, August 17, at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University (NESADSU), located at 75 Arlington Street in downtown Boston.

This special exhibition includes a portrait of Boston Mayor Tom Menino, created by Matthew Nash, from some 10,500 assorted M&M candies.

While the portrait of the Mayor conveys wit and humor, the exhibition ranges from satiric to ironic and strongly graphic images. The exhibit includes a variety of media from paintings and sculpture to prints and photography. It also features well-known political and social commentators such as Arnold Trachtman and Dana Chandler, as well as emerging artists and art students.

“What makes this project particularly rewarding and challenging was the incentive to bring together established artists who have been pursuing social commentary since the era of Civil Rights and the Vietnam War, with new ideas and fresh vision from emerging artists,” said exhibit curator James Manning, who received his diploma from NESAD in 1996.

The exhibit offers historical views of racism and political oppression of the past, with glimpses of the Civil Rights and Vietnam War issues of the 1960s and 1970s in the works of Trachtman and Chandler. It also includes images of recent events and politics.

The critic and artist, Charles Giuliano, an instructor at NESADSU, is represented here with a cruciform installation of images that have evolved out of the 9/11 Series. They range from the Kennedy Assassination through the atrocities and tortures of the Iraq War. The installation conflates ideas of religion, war, torture and politics.

Gallery hours thru Tuesday, August 17, 2004

  • Thursday and Friday 9 am – 11 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday (Closed)
  • Monday 9 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm

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