WELCOME TO THE LEFT COAST
2016 Presidential Primary
Curated by Andres Guerrero & Matt Gonzalez
THE LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY, 1007 Market Street
May 13 to June 1, 2016
Opening Reception, May 13th 6-9pm
Artists turn out. The national presidential contest finally reaches California in June. After listening to what Iowa and Ohio think of the candidates, it’s finally time for the country’s most populous state of 40 million to weigh in.
The show invites artists from San Francisco and/or California, or those who have a personal connection to the West Coast, to frame and offer their commentary on the election. It acknowledges the generally held view that the West Coast is “Left” — i.e. more progressive than the rest of the country.
Artists are free to promote, comment, or depict particular issues, or specific candidates, or to otherwise offer artworks inspired by the election.
Likely themes will include all the remaining candidates: Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, as well Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. It will reflect issues that have dominated the election: immigration, national security, the economy, and the personal foibles of the candidates.
Carolyn Jean Martin
Frohawk Two Feathers
Gustavo Ramos Rivera
Isaac Vazquez Avila
John Held Jr.
Kevin Earl Taylor
Madeline Rose Carter
Rich Foneca Daigle