Walls: A National Juried Art Exhibition

Petaluma Arts Center

Exhibition Dates: July 6 – August 31, 2019

Exhibition Theme: Walls

“…Before I built a wall I’d ask to know

What I was walling in or walling out,

And to whom I was like to give offense.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall

That wants it down.”

––––––––––from Mending Wall by Robert Frost

 

One of America’s greatest poets left much philosophy woven into the metaphor of his work and his notions concerning walls became enduring and relevant in the poem quoted above. In our own time, walls have their own meanings, metaphorical or actual. As a presence in human history as now, the wall exists as barrier, as support, as well as perimeter of our inhabited space.


We may find dynamic subject matter in powerful associations we all have with this subject. Artists submitted works of art inspired by the wall as a visual idea, exploring the questions freely that arose in the process.

"El Sueño Americano"

Mara Lea Brown, mixed media, 2019

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