History and Allegory in Narrative Art
Associate Curator of Art based in Chicago, Doug Stapleton brings our next exhibition to us here at ISM Lockport. He has selected twelve unique narrative artists that focus on various depictions of history, fiction and mythology from their individual points of view.
The expression of humanity through allegory is a powerful device for artists to deploy. The work on view in this exhibition underscores the force of an image and the visceral connection that art can form with the viewer.
Featured artists include:
Henry Darger Nicole Gordon
George Klauba Springfield
Nancy Plotkin Stanley Bly
Filemon Santiago Kevin Veara
Shirley Mann Urbana
Teresa Pankratz Billy Morrow Jackson
Geoffrey Smalley Glen Davies
Please be advised that the content in this exhibition depicts death and acts of violence and war in both a literal and cartoonish manner from a historic and fictional perspective.