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Opening Reception: Ransom

Chases Garage
16 Main St.
York, ME 03909
United States

In collaboration with For Freedoms, Chases Garage is thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition,

RANSOM: Exploring the Edges of Appropriation
on view October 20th – December 12th, 2018.

Please join us for the Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20th from 4:00-8:00p

Together, we aim to create an exhibition of work that explores the concept, implications, questions, and ramifications of appropriation in a broad sense. Artists choose to explore the theme via cultural appropriation, land and public policy appropriation, language, style, resources, etc. as well as wrestle with who benefits or profits from appropriation, if, how, and when appropriation is harmful, what its consequences are and how that may differ across the landscape of personal, societal, political identities and beyond.

We explicitly sought artists that represent a diverse range of thought, experience, and background. We particularly encourage artists who seek to challenge power, privilege, and oppression to apply.

This show will strictly be a “not for sale show” meaning no artist or organization will profit from the work created for this exhibition. We feel strongly that this topic will be explored more honestly and more fully outside of the realm of capitalism. That being said, we wholly support artists making a living from their work – but the intent of this effort is to provoke thought, conversation, and dialogue only.

Featured Artists:

Kristy Cavaretta
Melinda Salazar
Mima Preston
Nick Schietromo
Leigh Anna Newell
Katherine Errecart
Tara Morin
Raven Dock
Kenley Darling
Alex Hovet
Karolina Tumilowicz
Laura Stedenfeld
Yoav Horesh
Ashley Normal