Tag Archives: Madeleine Peck Wagner

Hope McMath with The Space Gallery Directors, Matthew and Laura Bennett // Photo by Francesco Salomoni

At the Intersection of Art and Activism

EVENT: A More Perfect Union: Explorations of Human Rights DATE: February 3 to February 28 VENUE: The Space Gallery (120 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202) MORE INFO: Facebook Event When curator lifted A More Perfect Union from the as the title of her latest exhibition project, she knew exactly what she was doing. “As a nation,” says McMath, “we haven’t even met the baseline of what’s been defined as ‘a perfect union.’ But that baseline kind of sucked.” Through the Union of 25 mixed-medium artists at in downtown Jacksonville, McMath aims to highlight the post-election conversation surrounding universal human rights. …

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Heart of Butter, the Sugar Uncoating: Exhibition by Madeleine Peck Wagner

OPENING RECEPTION: July 10, 7-10 pm EXHIBITION DATES: July 9-14, 2015 Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah GALLERY HOURS: Thursday (by appointment), Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 1-5 pm   presents Heart of Butter, the Sugar Uncoating by MFA candidate . These investigative drawings and sculptures examine ideas of beauty, power, trickery, fatness, and ugliness; and how those notions intersect. Here, Peck Wagner mines her own experiences in order to reconcile perceptions of the inner and outer self. This willingness to engage in an extended conversation around absurdity, discomfort, and the extraordinary is, at its core, an emotionally tangled call for compassion cloaked in the tropes …

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