September 14th, Pittsburgh: Gallery Talk & Reception for Will Steacy

© 2012 Will Steacy

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Gallery Talk & Artist Reception
No Job No Home No Peace No Rest an Installation by Will Steacy

Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

“Presented against the backdrop of the 2012 election season, Will Steacy‘s new installation is both a chronicle and critique of a nation where a once-attainable “American Dream” has been replaced, for so many, by a desperate effort to survive.

At the heart of the exhibition (the title of which comes from a line in the Bruce Springsteen song The Ghost of Tom Joad) is Steacy’s 170-foot collage, which he dubs “The Beast.” A systematic, often eviscerating dissection of American policies and politics, the collage is made up of thousands of clippings from newspapers collected over the years, his own photographs and writings, and found objects. It is shown here for the first time in its entirety, along with thirty-two photographs from earlier and ongoing projects–Down These Mean Streets, All My Life I Have Had The Same Dream, and We Are All In This Together.”

The installation will be up from September 14 – December 15, 2012.

Silver Eye
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: 412.431.1810


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