We live today in a world of consolidation. Corporations and governments seem to be forcing us into a political and cultural homogeneity that few of us seem to want. Mass communication (television, the press, the internet) has aided the push to oneness. What G.K. Chesterton once called standardization by a low standard is increasingly the inheritance of modern man.
What has been lost along the way? Where are those local attachments, those beautiful cultures, those little communities we once took for granted? Unless local liberty, experience, instinct and invention can again be given a chance, Chesterton said, the whole life of the world will be withered. Is our world withering? How may we refresh it?
With these questions in mind, the theme of our exhibit is “Driving without Destination.” This is the title of an article in The Chesterton Review by Dermot Quinn, professor of history at Seton Hall University. In asking the question what do we lose? Professor Quinn suggests, we are ultimately faced with the question what do we believe?Two works of mine, Lower East Side and The Dissolution of Wall Street, were selected for the show.
|Lower East Side. 2009.|
|The Dissolution of Wall Street. 2009|
Driving without Destination will be open from September 7, 2010 through October 2, 2010. I hope you can find time to see the show. I can't wait to see the other artists' works.
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ