Opening Reception: American Power

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CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) says
Please join us on Thursday, July 7, 2016 as Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) proudly presents “American Power,” featuring a partial remounting of internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, Paul Rucker’s, “Rewind Exhibit” recently exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The terms "American" and "power" convey the central metaphors of additional works by Pacific Northwest artists Tracy Boyd, Chris Crites, Rebecca Cummins and Troy Gua. Work throughout the exhibition responds to the current climate around guns and violence, while it also addresses the hostility for those that don’t look or act similar to the “norm.”

While art venues in the United States are increasingly interested in contemporary art that is vague and apolitical, CoCA takes the month of July to feature artists that speak out and stand up for their views and use art as tool for social change. CoCA seeks to create community where it is needed and provide points of conversation so others can also take a stand and will partner with local activist networks to provide information on how individuals can do more about their own concerns and power struggles.

American Power Opening Reception
When: Thursday, July 7, 6-9pm
Location: CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., 98104
Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk

Artist lecture by Paul Rucker
When: Saturday, July 23, 3-4pm
Location: CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., 98104
Suggested $5 donation

For more information please visit http://cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/current/american-power/

Images: (left, top - bottom) Tracy Boyd, Dick, acrylic on tarp. Chris Crites, Hood-1957-74 Kilotons, acrylic on paper bag.
(right) Paul Rucker, Shelter in a Time of Storm, mixed media installation.

American Power is made possible with support from 4Culture and Good Arts, LLC.
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By: CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art)

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