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I'm Gina Marie Dunn, Owner of Utopia Pkwy. Art Studio, a private art studio in Dallas. I'm an Artist, Gallery Director, Art and Yoga Instructor, Devoted Mama and Wifey, Displaced New Yorker and grateful every day to live my dream.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Art as a Weapon at Smoke and Mirrors Gallery
This gallery has been on my radar since their grand opening at the beginning of this month. Finally, a legitimate "outsiders" art gallery in Dallas. A community space where local artists can sell and promote their artwork in a retail environment while also supporting community organizing.
Their call to action for this show featured the following account by Franz Seiwert and the 'Cologne Progressives' on
"Art as a Weapon"":
The harnessing of art to commodity production - to sell products and create a particular, favourable image of the multi-national corporation is a phenomenon we are all familiar with. Occasionally, however, attempts have been made to transform art into a political weapon; to use it as a means of overthrowing a cruel and unjust social system.
This show will be featuring some politically motivated works from various local Artists, including Denton-based Artist Christian Millet.And to show they are not afraid to take a stand, 10 % of the gallery percentage earned on ALL sold pieces at the ART AS A WEAPON EVENT will go to fund and support protesters participating in Occupy Dallas. Consider the envelope pushed...