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RACHAEL BOHLANDER


 


Nasty Woman (Liberty No. 1)
Mixed media, acrylics and newspaper on canvas
52 x 32
SOLD

The first in a series of works based on Lady Liberty, Nasty Woman was conceived during the 2016 Presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Strong colors for a strong democratic icon, Nasty Woman is a way for women and the LGTBQ community to claim the term and demonstrate their resolve in the face of discrimination. The use of newspapers not only brings public reporting on these issues to the viewer, but the fragmented and torn condition of the paper and the image of Lady Liberty also demonstrates how our civil rights are fraying under the attacks.

 


PERSIST (Justice Is Not Blind),
Mixed media, acrylics, newspaper, ink, on canvas
56 x 28
On display at
Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville until Nov. 26, 2017
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PERSIST (Justice Is Not Blind) is intended to start a conversation regarding the U.S. justice system. Viewers, through the image and by the words showing through the paint from the newspaper, are encouraged to question whether justice is blind, and if so, is the notion blind justice anomalous with fairness. Is there a difference? Is our system broken, or does it work exactly as intended, as a mechanism to persecute, oppress, and exploit the less powerful, such as the poor, women, minorities, Muslims, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community?



 



Liberty Unbound (Liberty No. 2)
Mixed Media on Acrylic
61 x 25
On display at Zenith Gallery until October 15, 2016
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A multi-layered paper structure, comprised of found materials and previous works, paper, newspaper, acrylics, ink, and tape, of the Statue of Liberty is deconstructed and placed between two panels of clear plexiglass, representing a democracy in transition, fighting to be free, but trapped by a system evolved from a past that discriminates against, and enslaves, women, minorities, the poor, and others deemed as different or undesirable.

 

 


 
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