CONNECTIONS Opening art walk, November 13th
Huntsville Museum of Art
13 November, 2016 — March, 2017
Join Graffeo and Neel for a thought-provoking Gallery Walk on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m., and learn about the fascinating connections in their works. The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild will host a reception following the program in the Richard and Roper Room.
Connections: Karen Graffeo/Jim Neel showcases two Birmingham artists whose work examines aspects of dislocation, inequality, and injustice in marginalized societies. It is the fourth installment of the new Connections exhibition series which focuses on contemporary artists whose work is linked by subject matter and sensibility.
Graffeo’s documentary photographs present a compelling portrait of the inhabitants of Roma (Gypsy) refugee encampments, caravans, slums, and housing projects in Europe. Neel’s evocative ceramic sculptures address the horrific effects of war on children through over-sized and fragmented objects of childhood that appear to have been extracted from a disaster zone. The work of both stems from immersive firsthand experiences in Europe and the Middle East and seeks to bring deeper awareness to important humanitarian issues largely ignored by the West.
(Installation to opening reception photo gallery)