York Artist Featured at Democratic Convention
YORKER’S WORK TO BE FEATURED AMONG PROMINENT ARTISTS AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
York abstract artist Andi Simpson’s evocative installation will be featured as part of a social-issues themed gallery show held in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week.
The downtown York resident’s work, titled “Themis,” will be shown as part of Rock the Vote’s Truth to Power show at the Union Transfer, 990 Spring Garden St.
Simpson’s installation will be shown among some of the world’s most renowned artists, including British street artist Banksy and Shepard Fairey, who designed the iconic “Hope” poster featured by Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.
“It’s such an honor to me,” the York native said. “My hands are still sweaty from thinking about it. I’ve been following some of these artists for years.”
Themis, a large abstract acrylic painting depicting a blindfolded Lady Justice, will be positioned with two desks stacked with law books, representing the prosecution and defense sides of the justice system.
The work was originally created to represent CGA Law Firm for The Parliament Arts Organization’s Spring Forward fashion and art show.
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Alexandra Dwyer, Parliament Arts Organization, Alexandra@Parliamentyork.org, 717-683-6621