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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014

AFP 2014: Visual Arts

The Anne Frank Project presents two incredible art exhibits during AFP 2014:

I Am Poor, I Am Hungry, by James A. Allen
September 8–12, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Czurles‚ÄźNelson Gallery

The existential and humanistic issues of poverty and hunger are reflected in the series I Am Poor, I Am Hungry by James A. Allen. His shaped cutout forms are mounted as ensembles; the human figure is allowed to communicate a condition of life through the power of gesture and expression and the formal qualities of the surface. The white of the gallery walls serves as a timeless, generalized place in which the narrative of the piece unfolds. Allen uses the artist’s tools of form, color, and texture to create striking human presences whose surfaces convey a sense of transience, mutability, and vulnerability. Yet, there is a certain edginess that suggests the impossibility of fully understanding their situation, their story, although the viewer is, at the same time, fully immersed in their lives. Had Anne Frank lived, she certainly would be a champion of the voiceless, especially the social injustice implied powerfully by the stories that Allen's figures tell so well. 

  • Artist’s talk, September 9, 12:15–1:30 p.m., Czurles‚ÄźNelson Gallery
  • Opening reception, September 9, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Upton Hall foyer

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