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American Flag by Edward Mapplethorpe

America by David Kramer

"To The Flag: Taking Liberties"
Three Rivers Art Festival

Curated by Kimberly Marrero
January 10 - March 31, 2001

Pittsburgh…Three Rivers Arts Festival’s winter exhibit presents To The Flag: Taking Liberties, January 10-March 31 at the Festival’s Gallery, 707 Penn Ave. in the Cultural District.

According to curator Kimberly Marrero of Suzanne Randolph Fine Arts in New York City, “This is a group exhibition that explores the diverse ways that artists approached and depicted the visual flag as an emblematic icon.” She goes on to say “To the Flag: Taking Liberties offers a challenge on several levels to its participating artists. The topic itself raises many timely issues reflective of the current state of global uncertainty. None of the work on view is a specific response to the recent political changes, but interpretations can certainly be made. The artists’ inventive exploration of the flag creates a kind of tension between this powerful symbol displayed all around us, and the aesthetic issues raised by interpretive views on a similar theme.”

Artists represented include Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Messer, Ilona Granet, David Kramer, Steve Gerberich, Donald Lipski and Edward Wallowitch.

Read the New York Times article about this project.