This exhibit began with an idea – that there is always hope.
"There are times when it seems as though not only the future but the present is dark: few recognize what a radically transformed world we live in, one that has been transformed not only by such nightmares as global warming and global capital, but by dreams of freedom and of justice — and transformed by things we could not have dreamed of… We need to hope for the realization of our own dreams, but also to recognize a world that will remain wilder than our imaginations."
Rebecca Solnit - Hope in the Dark
2016 ended on a negative note for many all over the world, not just here in the U.S.A. The world at large faced famine, war, terrorism, climate change and political upheaval, just to name a few of the challenges. As Solnit points out, hope acts even in times of darkness and despair, by facing and addressing these realities. Hope is not happily ever after, or wishful thinking, but a willingness to believe in uncertainty and possibility.
The exhibition consists of work by 24 international artists in all disciplines, including sound art, photography, mixed media, installation and film. It is a diverse look from many different viewpoints at the themes and ideas of hope. Participating artists include: regional artists Riko Chandra and Karen Glosser. International artists include Amber Agha, Tom Meskell, Susu Laroche, Crhis Rivers Nuttall, Jacqueline Kerr, Kristine Petersone, Lady Kitt, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Serena Laborante, Candice Flaherty and Glenn Fitzpatrick.
Additionally, there will be an interactive “wall of hope” similar to the New York subway wall of post-it notes, where members of the community are invited to add their hopes and dreams for the future in the form of words or images. The exhibit will open to the public on January 21st as a part of Doors Open Jamestown, and we hope you will stop in and add your thoughts to the wall.
Shows at 3rd on 3rd Gallery are made possible by grant support from New York State Council On The Arts.
3rd On 3rd Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm when exhibits are offered. Private viewings may be scheduled by calling 664-2465, ext. 227. Additional evening and weekend hours will be posted here.
3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 116 East Third Street in the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in Jamestown, NY.