This is the second show in our new exhibition space NIAD Windows. NIAD Windows is four white walls in the front window bays of the Art Center. The shows can easily be seen from the sidewalk or from a passing automobile.
About the exhibition
In October 2019, Grant organized “Ether Here Nor There,” a massive group exhibition exploring the connection between Internet tropes and visual images and objects from NIAD artists and himself in our Main Gallery. A year later, Grant is back with “Another Fine Message,” a group show focused on politics in this election year.
As Grant explains, ”The title is based on the oft uttered phrase in the classic comedy of Laurel and Hardy. I have an affinity for word play and in this case the title is actually a warning sign. Potentially, we are on the brink of another four years of very fine people making more of a mess of the American psyche. Each piece from NIAD artists and Matthew Langley was selected based on my interpretation of what they mean possibly today and how they compliment or speak with my own work.”
Included in the exhibition are works from Stephanie Welch, Dre’An Cox, Matthew Langley and a new wall painting by Grant. Also, embedded within the exhibition will be a QR scan code that will connect viewer with voting information.
For online viewing, "Another Fine Mess Age," has been expanded with a selection of additional bonus works.
NIAD Windows offers sidewalk and street side opportunities to view the exhibitions you’ve come to expect in our on-site galleries. NIAD Art Center is located at 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California. "Another Fine Mess Age" is on view in "NIAD Windows" from September 25 through October 16, 2020. Admission is free. The exhibition is on view all the time, everyday.
A related and important public service announcement
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