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Saturday, October 4, 2008

abraham obama

Well look, nowadays news are bad and one has reasons to be depressed. That's right! Last nights exhibits at the CanCo Lofts was just the thing I needed to get myself inspired during these times... not that it took away the fears, depression and anxiety but it was like butter on my soul to see some kick ass art!
One of the best pieces in my opinion was the installation by Ron English, who's piece took the exhibit itself to a world stage level.

The colorful, oversized portraits were plastered throughout the hallways which connected the different exhibition spaces. They originate from English's mural on Harrison Avenue in Boston and features composite portraits of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln, their faces melded in a rainbow of colors.

....I call this the carlincobama picture.... (Carl Posey, Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama)

Abraham Obama poster which of course was snatched up for $20 by many and myself!

...and English signed it!

...some additional highlights were:

...artwork by stephanie riggi...

...photographer Carl Posey posing...

....melting baseballs? ....a sing of the time? was a true sign of the time!

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