Friday, April 13, 2012

Dreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom

Expressions Graphics presents:
Nicolas de Jesus : New Works 
“Dreams of Freedom”
Reception :  April 13, 2012 6-9PM

Location: Expressions Graphics, 29 Harrison St.,
Oak Park, IL 60304

Etching Workshop:  Saturday April 14, 2012,
Noon -4:30pm .  Fee: $60.  
Contact Expressions Graphics to register:
(708) 447-9262

Artist Statement:
“Dreams of Freedom” is a series of engravings, (etchings and aquatints), that runs like a visual dream or nightmare. It focuses on presenting the story of Indigenous People’s struggle with the law to retain control over their culture and autonomy.
The struggle to achieve a fair living community is opposed by the government’s very powerful political and economic interests. These interests are backed by a policy of World globalization making the struggle even more complex and risky. We are dealing with ruthless powers that only care about economic gain, and the political power to control. A widespread discontent is felt throughout the indigenous peoples. We fight for justice that can give us a decent life, and also out of a respect for the environment around us, which suffers from the corruption and greed of the powerful few.
Art is a way to express and spread awareness of this problem which affects every human being. Our interest is in seeking better lives for all of us living on the Earth, Our Mother.
- Nicolas De Jesus.

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