It seems we are doomed to live in interesting times. As the ground shifts below our feet, our eyes suddenly see how the world has changed (or, perhaps, we more clearly see what has always been there).
But, solace can be found in reaffirming some truths with ink and color. We are greater when we march towards the greater good. Experience is important. You are not alone.
These drawings are explorations, thoughts, reminders on paper. The art in this show is date-stamped, they are immediate reflections of philosophical questions we find ourselves asking almost daily.
All of the artist proceeds and the gallery’s profits from this exhibit (and the accompanying poster) will be given to the ACLU in order to assist them in assisting us to defend basic American ideals of equality.
Mo and Rich talk with Bill Newman about the You Are not Alone Exhibition which raised $12,750 for the ACLU:
A reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 6-8 pm in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out.
Mr. Willems will not be signing books at this event.
You Are Not Alone – Open Edition poster – all proceeds benefit the ACLU
Many thanks to all who contributed!
See lots more work by Mo Willems here!
Art © Mo Willems