BWA Contemporary Art Gallery is proud to present, ‘Hail to the Chief’, a solo exhibition featuring LA-based artist, Frank Synowicz.
March 27, 2020 - May 02, 2020.
Opening reception Friday March 27, 2020 6pm-11pm. al. Korfantego 6, 40-004 Katowice, Poland 🇵🇱 +48 32 259 90 40
This portrait series reflects the fun house nature of the American political process. The circus-like spectacle distorts details of the individuals seeking the prime office. Our relation to them is mainly from the many facets of historical representation and media coverage. Their exalted placement conjures a synthetic character, which becomes warped as it is consumed by the world. This feeds the base of American mythology and the drive of current campaigns.
The fight for control plays out on the public stage, triggering a national identity crisis. Attacks and propaganda distort reality, twisting these most famous of faces. Strings pulled for posturing position, propping up the most promised person at the helm. A side step song and dance, juggling talking points and agenda. A pageant of manufactured personality. Placing in the public eye a poster picture of power and promise. - 2 hours ago