The Delaware Contemporary
September 11, 2020 - January 8, 2021
OPENING EVENT: Friday, September 11 | 5 - 9 PM
Chawky Frenn's We the People, for Show or for Sure features forty-seven mixed media paintings executed on posters of the Constitution. These works represent Frenn's response to the timeless manipulations of power and wealth, and their timely manifestations in Citizens United, the Revolving Door, deliberate injustice, and perpetual wars. The paintings summon the viewer to reflect on two fundamental concerns: the influence of money on politics and policy, and the history of the struggle for human rights. Combinations of image and text provide a visual space for reflection on people, triumphs, challenges, and threats to democracy as expressed in the words of presidents, lawmakers, justices, economists, historians, writers, and civil rights activists.