The Art of Democracy Is a National Coalition of Art Exhibitions
on the Dire State of American Politics Scheduled for the Fall of 2008.

San Jose, California Exhibition
Contacts: Art Object Gallery


592 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California 95112

Art of Democracy:
Bread and Circus

November 15, 2008 - January 15, 2009

Reception for the Artists:
Saturday, November 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment

Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan

Exhibition Poster

Mark Bryan will be exhibiting giclee prints. Bryan has become known as a deadly satirist taking on the villains of the day in surprising and delightful fashion. He is also known for his whimsical surrealistic pieces that make comments on human nature, evoke wonder, and ask the big questions. Mark received his M.F.A. from Otis Art Institute. His work has been widely exhibited and appeared in many publications and magazines as illustrations and cover art.

There will be a preview of his work in the ArtObjectGallery show Art of Democracy: Current Events, September 26 - November 12.

Photographer Terri Garland will present images from her recent visits to the Deep South, including the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. These images capture the face of the intrinsic themes of economic oppression, racism, inequality, and long term neglect peculiar to the southern way of life. Terri writes, "Like the ribs of a starving dog, the despair is palpable im many parts of the city. The cross still burns."

Joining Terri Garland is fine-art photographer Deborah Mills Thackrey. Her images reveal the textured remains of scrawled upon street objects she has discovered throughout the urban landscape. She will display her works from Graffiti-Woodstock, NY and Urban Petroglyphs.

The Art of Democracy is a coalition organized to mobilize artists and galleries across the country to respond to the politics of the last seven years and to inspire a new public spirit.
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