Watson Institute Showcases a Virtual Art Exhibition

The exhibition focuses on the American flag through several different mediums.

Photo provided by Judith Tolnick Champa.

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University is showcasing a virtual art exhibition that focuses on the American flag called “Out of the Fray.” The exhibition runs through the end of the year and will conclude on January 31, 2021. The work on display was created by a group of artists who took the topic of the complex meanings and creative absorption of the American flag and created their own interpretation through art.

A 1955 photograph from Robert Frank, a 1958 piece from Jasper Johns and a 1990 piece from Faith Ringgold are included in the exhibition. The works from twelve contemporary artists from the northeast are also on display. Two artists, Jessica Deane Rosner and Elizabeth Duffy are both from Rhode Island. There are several mediums including paintings, dresses, photographs and more that all relate to the main theme. One of the works is a functional installation that uses acrylic felt and excavators.

The exhibition is noted as  a reflection of our current extreme socio-political and biological frays and unraveling.

To explore the work on display, click here.