Maxx Moses Sheds Light on America
Art exhibition opens Jan. 30
America is asleep. Maxx Moses’ “Good Morning America” will wake you up.
Burrowed within the thinly veiled membrane of the American dream are remnants of long-lasting prejudice and taboo.
His art will pull no punches, taking on slavery, religion, politics and sex.
“The goal of this exhibition is to create an installation of large-scale paintings along with conceptual products and music, all infused with an eerie twist of satire inciting us to reflect upon the symbolism, and spiritual dogma we have been conditioned to live with and ingest as the truth,” said Moses.
Southwestern College Assistant Professor of Communications Dr. Rachel N. Hastings compared the art to works of Langston Hughes.
”It’s truly a blessing to become acquainted with (his) work, which is rich with a necessary criticism and deep reflection on our cultural representation,” she said. “When I read (his) artwork, it says to me, ‘America was never America to me,’ and echoes the sentiment of so many who resisted both cultural and social integration into the American system.”
Southwestern College’s art gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 am to 2 pm and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Admission is free.
“Good Morning America” opens on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Southwestern College gallery. A special closing ceremony will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1-5 pm.