Through March 25, Pelham Art Center presents OP-ED: Art in the Service of Ideas, an exhibition that features artists who have achieved international acclaim for their powerful interpretations of cultural, political or personal events. Visitors will examine illustrative pictures that have been created to complement written commentaries that have been published in newspapers or magazines. These drawings also offer an intriguing perspective independent of its accompanied editorial. The exhibition will display more than 50 original pen and ink drawings, prints, paintings, collages and digital art by six artists: Doug Chayka, Brad Holland, Frances Jetter, Alex Nabaum, Eiko Ojala and Bruce Waldman. Each of the artists demonstrates how a simple picture can capture a complex idea: for instance, Chayka tells a story about deportation and immigration by creating a megaphone with digital collage print in “Immigration Strategy”; Nabaum sketched rabbits for an article about John Hopkins research findings for alternatives to animal testing in “Ethics in Animal Testing”; and Jetter depicts a “Liar” by solely using black and white print. For more info, visit: pelhamartcenter.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Image above: Liar by Frances Jetter