Stephen March gives some insight on Tribes XI, a fantastic installment in a series of poignant works:
Tribes XI is part of an ongoing series of artwork which have been have been prompted by a desire to visually explore groups of people with different or opposing interests, beliefs, and agendas, usually existing in conflict. The works consist of two or more human-scaled rectangular panels, and involve surfaces of natural and/or manufactured materials including soil, tree bark, wheat, deer hide, printed fabric, and carpet, in addition to traditional acrylic paint and mediums. Tribes XI speaks to the racial divide or disparity still present in America, although our country was founded on the principles that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The civil rights movement of the 1960’s brought hope for racial equality throughout America, but in reality (especially with regard to recent tragic events), race is still a divisive critical issue to be dealt with.
Stay tuned for more featured artists and their work from our latest show, Guess We're Already There. (Don't forget to have a lovely weekend as well!)