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“Dear Leader” Group Exhibition, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

PREVIEW RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2ND, FROM 5 – 8 PM
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, FROM 5 – 9 PM

“This is the way the world ends,
Without a chance to make amends.”  

“Untitled #16″ from the project WHILE I AM STILL, image size 24″ x 24”

DEAR LEADER,

Dear Leader is a multimedia exhibition that casts a light on the existential weight of nuclear proliferation and the harrowing threat of nuclear violence. These fears generate a deep undercurrent of uncertainty that rests underneath our daily lives. The participating artists seek to provide personal reflections on the past and ask us to consider, if just for the moment, the present and future concerns of nuclear proliferation against our current geopolitical landscape. 

Eight artists – Linda Alterwitz, Takashi Arai, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Kei Ito, Michael Light, Noah Scalin, Paul Shambroom, Elin O’Hara Slavick – blurring the line between art and activism, survey the magnitude of this subject from different vantages.

Dear Leader Group Exhibition, from left Michael Light, Linda Alterwitz, Ashby Nickerson, Elin O’Hara Slavick, and Gordon Stettinius

Alterwitz speaking at gallery talk for DEAR LEADER, Candela Gallery

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