The Death of Fear

by - November 09, 2018

The Death of Fear
Opening reception Friday, November 9
Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery
Christian Brothers University

The Death of Fear explores President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 concept of Freedom from Fear from the perspective of two artists, Nelson Gutierrez and Sisavanh Houghton who immigrated to the United States. Through methods of isolation, abstraction and collage, each artist explore states of flux, the disconnection from destructive places or politics, and the fearless pursuit for a better life.This exhibition is par of For Freedoms which is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. They produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear— For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century. Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms Federation encourages new forms of critical discourse. Their mission is to use art as a vehicle to build greater participation in American Democracy.             

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