Diane Dunwoodie presents a show sure to provoke discussion. Up in Arms features mixed-media works that offer a painterly perspective on the national debate about guns.
Dunwoodie, an artist whose past series include ‘Flowers,’ ‘Horizons,’ and ‘Harmony,’ pursues a topical departure, in which profoundly ‘contemporary’ themes overwrite her California contemporary style. As a painter, Dunwoodie has been influenced by abstract expressionists Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still, themselves highly critical of the military-industrial complex. Now, Dunwoodie proposes art as a tool for probing historical and political divides.
Also featured is the photography of Lionel Fluker, a prolific photojournalist whose career was cut short by gun violence. Fluker’s works focus on urban life in Oakland, where he was fatally shot in 2013.
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