There is no right or wrong way to express; only ways in which we can attack the action that will or won’t cause social discomfort. For those who don’t fear this idea— from globally recognized public/street artists to those willing to protest against regulations that undermine human rights and lives —this is a way of life.
Chaffey College’s CAA Student Gallery’s current exhibition is a focus on the people behind art and actions that have affected society through sheer defiance. Ranging from photographic documentation, to sculptures made from warped vinyl records, the student curated exhibition takes the opportunity to use the space as a way as go deeper than relying solely on the art to carry the show’s topic, but to look at the artist’s lives— and the varying ways in which they are lived— as a real world practice of ingenuity and creativity, and a form of art in and of itself.
The exhibition asserts work from vandals, day dreamers, activists, the indulgent, the pro-choice, the formerly incarcerated and several other characters who have traveled from walks of life that are at a variance with the prevailing social norm.
“Counter Cultures: Challenging the Status Quo” is in celebration and acknowledgement of The Chaffey Review—the college's award-winning literary and art magazine— and its 12th volume of the same theme.
“Counter Cultures: Challenging the Status Quo,” is on display in Chaffey College’s CAA Student Gallery until Nov. 1.