PERSONAL IS POLITICAL IS PERSONAL

July 7 - August 6, 2016

In this intensely political year we hear sound bites and promises that can seem abstract unless it affects us personally. Black Lives Matter. Climate Change. Ban Muslims. It’s all just words until we see a child’s body washed ashore, a routine traffic stop becomes deadly, or a family home is destroyed at high tide. 440 Gallery’s theme show this year is centered on politics and the personal effects of politics. No issue is off limits: billionaires, gun control, abortion, LGBT rights, our food supply, clean water, animal rights, education— whatever moves you personally and politically—this is an exhibition to make your statement. 

 

ABOUT THE JUROR:

                                                                                                                   Sue Coe

                                                                                                                   Sue Coe

Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics.  For a quarter century, she has explored factory farming, meat-packing, apartheid, sweat shops, prisons, AIDS and war.  Her commentary of political events and social injustice is published in newspapers, magazines and books.  The results of her investigations are hung in museum and gallery exhibitions.

Coe is represented by Galerie St. Etienne in New York City.  Her artwork has been featured in Art News, in the animal rights movie, Earthlings and on the cover of Animals, Property and the Law (1995) by Gary Francione.  Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001. She currently lives in upstate New York.

 


EVENT SCHEDULE

June 22                        Notifications sent out by this date

June 29, 30, July 1       Receipt of shipped work via UPS or FedEx

July 2-3                         Hand delivery of work: 12-7 PM

July 5                             Installation

July 7                             Exhibition opens

August 6                        Exhibition closes at 4 PM

August 6                        Pickup of hand-delivered work: 4-7 PM

August 7                        Pickup of hand-delivered work: 12-7 PM

Week of August 8         Return of shipped work via UPS or FedEx