19/11/14 to 06/12/14
Brit Bunkley’s Social Realism looks to the icons of nationalist Neo-Classical art, as the artist continues his investigations in 3-D modelling and printing.
The Classical art genre has been used to serve the agendas of Fascists and Stalinists, colonialists, capitalists, and the military. Classical motifs are seen throughout the West in seats of governments, universities, banks, and along Wall Street. Bunkley’s subject matter is a reminder that Classicism in art and architecture represents both the best and worst of European culture – domination, hegemony, and power, as well as the positive characteristics of the enlightenment – reason, liberalism, democracy, freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness.
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