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Opening Night: American Civics at Subliminal Projects
January 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
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If you care about social justice, you’ll want to check out the newest exhibition at Subliminal Projects. Shepherd Fairey’s illustrious gallery, located in Echo Park, debuts American Civics on January 20.
Taking place the same day as the Presidential Inauguration, American Civics, a collaboration between Fairey and the Estate of photographic legend Jim Marshall, features Fairey artwork inspired by Marshall’s iconic 1960s photography. Other Fairey works highlighting contemporary and historical American divisiveness will round out the exhibit.
American Civics‘s subjects include labor leader Cesar Chavez, Johnny Cash, and Fannie Lee Chaney, who became a civil rights activist after her son was brutally murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964,
Commenting on the current political tone of the United States, the show examines such social justice issues as voting rights, mass incarceration, gun culture, workers’ rights, and two Americas.
Part of the show’s proceeds will go to five charitable partners: the NAACP’s legal defense fund, No Kid Hungry, the United Farm Workers Foundation, Caliber Foundation, and #cut50
Check out this dialogue-raising show during its opening reception on January 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., or during its run through February 10.