Sparkplug: Power (I Know It When…), curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow,
October 21 – December 4

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Jerry Truong, An End in Itself (Always on the Right Side or Just the Will to Power) – Mahatma Ghandi, 2016, Vinyl on polyester film, 24″ x 36″

Power ​(I Know It When…)
SPARKPLUG: DCAC’s Artist Collective

Curated by Lea-Ann Bigelow

October 21 – December 4, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, October 21 at 7-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday, November 30 at 6-8 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm

Michael Booker, David Ibata, Megan Maher, DeLesslin George-Warren, Jerome Skiscim, Casey Snyder-Magrys, Brendan Smith, Jerry Truong, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Power (I Know It When…) is the second exhibition by the current incarnation of Sparkplug, DCAC’s
Artist Collective. Sparkplug’s nine members will share new paintings, sculpture, photography and
installations exploring the dynamics, dimensions and implications of power (and empowerment) in its
many forms. Political power. Physical power. Spiritual power. Technological power. Psychological,
sensual and – pulsing throughout – creative power.
A phenomenon with strong and conflicting connotations, power can be admired, accessed, amassed,
relinquished, feared or confronted. But it is not in the nature of power to be ignored. For the artists of Sparkplug, a sense of personal urgency and preoccupation with what it means to live in America,
now, has guided their interrogations of power. The results are as timely as they are revelatory.