Exhibition Dates: November 4 – December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: November 4, 6-9pm
Felix R. Cid
In his latest body of work The Sword of Damocles (‘fame of the people’)the evolution of Felix R. Cid’s work moved him to a revitalized political arena. The 2016 U.S. presidential election, the rise of right-wing nationalist movements across the West, and a hyper-partisan populace has inspired unprecedented numbers of people to take to the streets of capital cities, airports, and public squares in the U.S. and abroad. In Immigration Ban, 2017 we see a crowd swarming with signs, unable to be controlled by the line of police officers overwhelmed at the bottom of the frame. This is one instance where the metaphor of The Sword of Damocles, an allusion to the imminent and ever-present peril faced by those in power, comes to life.