Saturday, January 17, 2009

Suspension of Disbelief

"Suspension of Disbelief"
: A Photography Exhibition on Social Commentary" examines our ability, and sometimes necessity, to create new ways of understanding what lies in front of us. The exhibition will showcase photographs depicting alternative ways of thinking, through demystification and fantasy.

The Salena Gallery at Long Island University

Brooklyn Campus

January 20 – February 27, 2009

Reception January 22 6-8 pm

Curated by Eddy Steinhauer

Works by Kristi Steinke, William Mwazi, Katherine McDowell Peterson, Ned and Shiva Productions, Nikki Johnson, Cynthia Edorth, Lucas Thorpe.

from the press release:

On January 20, 2009 Americans will witness the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America – having elected a man who will become the first African American to take the highest office in the country. His improbable ascension is due in large part to the enormous galvanization of grassroots organizations – groups often sidelined when it comes to participation in national dialogues. Come January 20, 2009 the new President, indeed all of America who did or did not elect him, inherits two major wars, a severe economic recession, global warming and dwindling energy resources. A reasonable question to ask is "how will all of these problems be solved."

image: Jorge Rojas and Salena Gallery

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