A Charming Form of Government

Photography by Jessica Kourkounis & Ryan Collard

January 4 - February 25 , 2017


Gravy Studio & Gallery is proud to present A Charming Form of Government to begin our new year, which features photography from two artists who spent the year prior on the campaign trail in one of the most tumultuous elections in US history. The title is derived from the words of Plato and is as relevant in today’s society as when it was written ... when date stamps still ended with BC...

"Democracy ... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."

The work is powerful, it is poignant, and it is yet to be determined in the days that follow just how iconic it may become with this impending administration. Join us to hear from the artists on what it is the grueling campaign meant for them, their work ­ and what challenges they now face, post election. Let us all come together and attempt to find solace in this new era of American politics.

Opening January 4, 2017

Artist's talk February 25, 2017