On Thursday, July 7, 2016 Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) proudly presents “American Power” featuring a partial remounting of internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, Paul Rucker’s, “Rewind Exhibit” recently exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Ku Klux Klan robes on 7 foot tall mannequins confront this symbol of hate through Rucker’s revisions which use red silk, Ghanaian Kente cloth and camouflage patterns in place of ghostly white cotton. Rucker’s video on the proliferation of prisons and his “Soundless Series” which use the beautiful shape of a cello address power, race, and class and further explore the historic inequities for people of color.
The terms “American” and “power” convey the central metaphors of additional works by Pacific Northwest artists Tracy Boyd, Chris Crites, Rebecca Cummins and Troy Gua. Work throughout the exhibit responds to the current climate around guns and violence, while it also addresses the hostility for those that don’t look or act similar to the “norm.”
Located at CoCA PS35, 106 Cherry St., shows opens on July 7 and runs through July 30, 2016. For more information please visit cocaseattle.org.
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