‘The New World Order: 1/20/2017’ by Billy Hedel continues at The Open Gallery (329 Main, Vincennes IN 812/881-6475) through the end of the month. Here is another installment.
WH Dress Code: Red Ladies in Hats & Pearls/2-faced (mixed media, 26x20x10″, $ 295, 2017) was conceived and executed when the White House instituted a dress code for female employees that required them to look ‘lady-like’ and women around the country took to the streets in protest. Russia, of course, loomed large over everything. In the show, this piece stands on a turntable so viewers can turn the piece to see both ladies, each wearing a dainty hat and pearls. Their eyes – and their lips – are ‘buttoned up’.
Tweetstorm! (mixed media, 26x32x9″, $ 295, 2017) ‘speaks for itself.’