Swamp

There is a legend that Washington D.C. is built over a swamp, and occasionally rampant mosquito infestations have been known to spread disease.

During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the catch phrase “Drain the Swamp”, implied the promise of an upright, ethical administration that would not enrich itself through profit driven political opportunism. It would protect the rights of hard working Americans and “Make America Great Again”. Well, after nearly two years into his presidency and as we stand ankle deep in the muck, Trump’s corporate empire has flourished in the swamp. Former CEO cabinet officials, pro industrial lobbyists, private sector staffers, and other swamp creatures like the Koch brothers, briskly backstroke up the Potomac in their quest to brazenly line their alligator purses with billions of dollars by deregulating and dismantling federal policies instituted to protect and preserve our safety, health and freedom.

For this juried exhibition 23 artists working in a variety of media, investigate and reflect upon the idea of a swamp, and all things relating to it.

 

Featured Artists
Luis Alves: Collage
Pat Badt
Neil Besignano
Bill Bonner
Lisa Gordon Cameron
Virginia Carroll
Edwin Cholula- “E.Cho”
Fred Cole
Brent Davis
Steven Epstein
Chris Ernst
Paula Fastone

Michele Guttenberg
Curt Harbits
Rita Herzfeld
David Levy
George Lorio
John Marron
Thomas Maugham
Brian McCormack
Larry McKim
Brad Terhune
Dominique Vitali

Tom Maugham   “Mist”  photograph

Tom Maugham “Mist” photograph

Michele Guttenberg   “Mein Swamp”  mixed media collage

Michele Guttenberg “Mein Swamp” mixed media collage

Chris Ernst   “Swamp Thing”  acrylic

Chris Ernst “Swamp Thing” acrylic

Virginia Carroll  “Swamp Reeds” watercolor on paper

Virginia Carroll “Swamp Reeds” watercolor on paper

Fred Cole   “Guilty Your Honor”  mixed media wall sculpture

Fred Cole “Guilty Your Honor” mixed media wall sculpture

Virginia Carroll “Tree Root in Swamp” watercolor on paper

Virginia Carroll “Tree Root in Swamp” watercolor on paper

Larry McKim  “Steve Bannon”  acrylic on canvas

Larry McKim “Steve Bannon” acrylic on canvas

Larry McKim  “Jeff Sessions”  acrylic on canvas

Larry McKim “Jeff Sessions” acrylic on canvas

Brad Terhune “I Alone Can Fix It” collage

Brad Terhune “I Alone Can Fix It” collage

Edwin Cholula, E.Cho “Flood The Swamp” mixed media, paint, newspaper on canvas

Edwin Cholula, E.Cho “Flood The Swamp” mixed media, paint, newspaper on canvas

Bill Bonner “Wet Flame” digital composite print

Bill Bonner “Wet Flame” digital composite print

Dominique Vitali “Untitled Roots” intaglio, chine colle, embroidery

Dominique Vitali “Untitled Roots” intaglio, chine colle, embroidery

Brad Terhune “Duty Now For The Future”  collage

Brad Terhune “Duty Now For The Future” collage

Pat Badt “Election 2016”  acrylic on paper mounted on wooden box

Pat Badt “Election 2016” acrylic on paper mounted on wooden box

Curt Harbits  “The Waters Comforting Black” graphite, charcoal, cut paper collage

Curt Harbits “The Waters Comforting Black” graphite, charcoal, cut paper collage

Rita Herzfeld  “Long Gone” acrylic and enamel on canvas

Rita Herzfeld “Long Gone” acrylic and enamel on canvas

Luis Alves: Collage “Eat Up” hand made collage

Luis Alves: Collage “Eat Up” hand made collage

John Marron “Twitterstorm” ink and acrylic on paper

John Marron “Twitterstorm” ink and acrylic on paper

Luis Alves: Collage “The World Sucks” hand made collage

Luis Alves: Collage “The World Sucks” hand made collage

David Levy “Leaky  Faucet” acrylic, photo transfers, collage and water faucet

David Levy “Leaky Faucet” acrylic, photo transfers, collage and water faucet

Brian McCormack  “Liberty in Peril” digitally enhanced photo

Brian McCormack “Liberty in Peril” digitally enhanced photo

Lisa Gordon Cameron “Landscape” digital collage, $200.00

Lisa Gordon Cameron “Landscape” digital collage, $200.00

Brent Davis  “Capitol Slag Heap Plus One” photo collage, $150.00

Brent Davis “Capitol Slag Heap Plus One” photo collage, $150.00

David Levy “Prevaricate Infinitum” acrylic, molding paste, bath tissue holder, paper roll

David Levy “Prevaricate Infinitum” acrylic, molding paste, bath tissue holder, paper roll

Steven Epstein “Swamp Denizens” gouache, pencil and marker on paper

Steven Epstein “Swamp Denizens” gouache, pencil and marker on paper

Steven Epstein “Leaving Swamp” gouache, pencil and marker on paper

Steven Epstein “Leaving Swamp” gouache, pencil and marker on paper

Neil Besignano “This Swamp Is Killing Me” oil on canvas

Neil Besignano “This Swamp Is Killing Me” oil on canvas

George Lorio “Deal Maker” shredded US currency, paint, carved wood, nails, on panel  $3,200.00

George Lorio “Deal Maker” shredded US currency, paint, carved wood, nails, on panel $3,200.00

Paula Fastone “Swamp Tote” soil, sand, Sculpy, paint, plants, tote bag

Paula Fastone “Swamp Tote” soil, sand, Sculpy, paint, plants, tote bag

George Lorio “Dead Water” painted carved wood

George Lorio “Dead Water” painted carved wood