Artists Examine the Post 9-11 World

Not Our Children, Not Their Children - Drawing by Mark Vallen

[ "Not Our Children, Not Their Children." Pencil drawing by Vallen
on display at "The New Normalcy" exhibit. ]

I’ll be exhibiting works at The New Normalcy: Artists Examine the Post 9-11 World, a group show at Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art in Los Angeles that runs from February 25th to March 26th, 2006. Artists will present works depicting the realities of the post 9-11 world - endless war, militarism, terrorism, state surveillance and repression. The exhibit will offer original and limited edition works of art by Robbie Conal, Gregg Stone, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Poli Marichal, Margaret Garcia, Francisco Letelier, Patrick Merrill and dozens of others.

Artist’s Reception & Opening Party
Saturday, February 25th, from 6 to 9 pm.

Iraq War Third Anniversary Special Events
March 18th will mark the Third Anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. During the course of the exhibit, Carlotta’s Passion will sponsor numerous events related to the war’s anniversary and to human rights and social justice - including performances and poetry readings. Click here to read a full schedule of events.

The gallery has released a statement that sheds some light on the motivations behind the exhibit: “On October 19th, 2001, former Halliburton CEO and now current sitting Vice President, Dick Cheney, christened a new term. Describing the curtailment of civil rights taken for granted by American citizens as the ‘new normalcy,’ Mr. Cheney was notifying Americans that constant surveillance, arrest without charge, secret trials and military tribunals, were the order of the day. Moreover, according to Cheney, ‘Many of the steps we have now been forced to take will become permanent in American life.’ By naming this exhibition The New Normalcy, Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art and the artists in the exhibit remind Mr. Cheney and other members of the Bush administration that the only things permanent in American life are our cherished freedoms and constitutional rights as United States citizens - that and our promise of liberty and justice for all.”

Carlotta’s Passion Fine Art is located at 2012 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, California (Eagle Rock,) 90041. Contact gallery director, Robert Squires, at: 323-259-1563. Click here for more information, including previews of the art, a full schedule of exhibit related events, and directions to the gallery.

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