Moral Monsters

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Moral Monsters
City Hall Chamber Gallery
Feb. 15 – March 28, 2018
 


Small works in charcoal and oil paint exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict in America. Jarring depictions of animals, particularly chosen for their symbolism and with teeth bared, present us with raw hostility and an immediate threat. In a society divided by racial tensions and animosity, such sentiments are unfortunately common enough and become a feature of everyday life for many. Has it become too easy to ignore the unsettling images, actions, and attitudes that we see around us and thus normalize them—the effect of a monster producing moral apathy?