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“Coping with Political Twilight”; David Baggarly at Colo Colo Gallery
October 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
One event on November 4, 2017 at 6:00pm
Colo Colo Gallery is pleased to present its sixth exhibition of work by the artist David Baggarly. "Coping with Political Twilight" is an exhibit of new paintings and collages. This work is on view from October 30 thru November 19, 2017, and the public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Saturday, November 4th, from 6 to 8pm.
The collection of works in this exhibit were created over this last year, which, for the artist, has been overshadowed by this nation’s political, religious, and sociological realities. Baggarly continued his work of abstract exploration with an eye towards the spiritually universal, until the presidential campaign of 2016. As David discussed and debated friends and relatives about the issues raised by our current administration, he was drawn back to a narrative (of sorts) in his art, and started using overt symbols in his abstract paintings.
The most common source of the artist’s concerns were conversations with those who, he discovered to his surprise, supported this current president and his administration, in spite of what the artist thought were shared perspectives. As his confusion and frustration grew, Baggarly felt compelled to make paintings aimed at what he considers a failing of the “religious right” (especially the leadership) to keep political views in agreement with their professed beliefs. The works in the exhibition speak to these issues.
Baggarly, a Massachusetts native, received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, MD in 1985 and has been a working artist since. He now resides in Southbridge, MA.