Resistance and Action
BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle’s International District presents ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action, a diverse group of artists’ powerful response to this unprecedented time of political upheaval through provocative questioning and creative humor.
Throughout history artists have lead the way using their work as a voice of dissent, protest and action for change. The purpose of ARTRUMPS Resistance and Action is to present artists in a variety of mediums, cultures and geographical locations, inspiring people with politically engaged artistic expression and points of view.
“This is precisely the time artists go to work.”
The artists and the gallery are donating 50% of the sale of work to nonprofits of their choice, organizations working for justice, equality, resistance, legal support and change.
ARTRUMPS exhibiting artists include: Ann Gardner, Seattle; Barbara Van Wollner, Healdsburg CA; Beverly Naidus, Tacoma; Buster Simpson, Seattle; CT Chew, Seattle; Casey Curran Seattle; Chris Crites, Seattle; Clayton Smith, Seattle; Daemond Arrindell, Seattle; Dave Calver, Palm Springs CA; Deborah Faye Lawrence, Seattle; Electric Coffin, Seattle; Ellen Hochberg, Seattle; Ellen Sollod, Seattle; Gene Gentry McMahon, Seattle; Hanna Concannon, Portland OR; Holly Ballard Martz, Seattle; Horatio Law, Portland OR; John Devaney, New York, NY; Kelly Lyles, Seattle; Lisa Myers Bulmash, Seattle; Liza Von Rosenstiel, Flagstaff AZ; Louis Gervais, Seattle; Mary Coss, Seattle; Pat Lenz, Healdsburg CA and New York, NY; Reilly Jensen, Seattle; Romson Bustillo, Seattle; Roz Chast, New York, NY; Saki Mafundikwa, Zimbabwe; Stacy Linn, Seattle; Troy Gua, Seattle; Uly Curry, Seattle; Yonnas Getahun, Seattle; Zebra Penman, Seattle.
“The purpose of art is the fight for freedom. Everything is art. Everything is politics.”
- Ai Weiwei
When: April 1, 2017 through June 3, 2017
BONFIRE Gallery is open Noon to 5PM Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment 206.790.1073
Opening reception: April Fool’s Day Saturday April 1, 2017 6-9PM
First Thursday openings: April 6, 2017, May 4, 2017 and June 1, 2017 6-9PM
Where: BONFIRE Gallery is located at 603 S Main St. in a storefront in the Panama Hotel, International District, Seattle 98104
“A punk is a person who asks the world uncomfortable questions and does everything possible to make sure the world can’t cop out…that is what art is for us, and without art, life can’t exist.” Pussy Riot
“I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.” - Vladimir Nabokov
“…the long, erotic, unended wrestling” of art and politics - Adrienne Rich
“How can you be an artist and not reflect your time” – Nina Simone
“Revolutionary art is a tool for liberation.” Emory Douglas and protest aesthetics at the black panther