Dread Scott

Exhibition Opening

Acrylic and Xerox transfer on canvas, 37 x 48 inches, 2012

Revolutionary Archive will be exhibited at:

San Jose State University
Natalie & James Thompson Gallery
Revolutionary Archive
Opening Tuesday, March 6, 6pm
On view March 6 – April 6, 2012
School of Art and Design (Art Building, First floor)
1 Washington Square

This project is a set of paintings that draws on vintage photographs from the arc of communist revolution—the Paris Commune, the October Revolution and the Chinese Revolution. They constitute an archive of a contested and sometimes forgotten history. I reproduce and transform the photographs, simultaneously highlighting the widespread rebellion they depict and obscuring parts of the image. The works focus on the importance of the exchange of ideas to revolutionary transformation. These were times when millions of peoples’ hearts and ideals led them to attempt to build a world without exploitation and they consciously worked for this.

Artist Talk: 5pm immediately before opening. Room Art 133

info: ad.sjsu.edu/whatsup/

I will also be giving a talk about this  show in Berkley, CA
Monday March 5th, 7pm
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
info: revolutionbooks.org