Art on the Front Lines
A Group Exhibition

May 24 - August 19, 2017



Installation North Gallery

Installation North Gallery

Installation North Gallery

Installation South Gallery

Installation South Gallery

Installation North Gallery

Exhibition Highlights

Yishay Garbasz
Rice field just before the harvest with target of North Korean soldier as a scarecrow, Baengnyeongdo, 2014

Rico Gatson
Obama, 2013

Edwin Schlossberg
Community above scarcity, 2004

Komar & Melamid
Yalta Conference (From a History Textbook), 2004

Nancy Chunn
Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear Scene XI: Fox News, 2013-2015

Roy Lichtenstein
The Oval Office, 1992

Andy Warhol
Mao, 1972

Joseph Beuys
How the Dictatorship of Parties Can be Overcome, 1971

Kelly Heaton
Donald Trump (The Big Hack), 2017


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For Immediate Release: May 15, 2017                                        


May 24 - August 19, 2017

Jaishri Abichandani, Elaine Angelopoulos, Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Madeleine Hope Arthurs, Conrad Atkinson, Eric Ayotte, Terry Berkowitz, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Cassils, Nancy Chunn, Chuck Close, Elliot Crown (King Trump), Gerri Davis, Alex de Janosi, Eric Dyer, Yishay Garbasz, Rico Gatson, David Gleeson (t.Rutt), Leon Golub, Margaret Harrison, Kelly Heaton, Jenny Holzer, Homocats, Robert Indiana, Mark Kelner, Komar & Melamid, Vitaly Komar, Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Lombardi, Alex Melamid, David McDevitt, Mary Mihelic (a.k.a. t.Rutt), J. Morrison, Pepón Osorio, Pope.L, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexis Rockman, Julia Salinger, Alan Scarritt, Edwin Schlossberg, Dread Scott, Todd Siler, Federico Solmi, Nancy Spero, Gail Stoicheff, Andy Warhol, We Make America Collective, Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Hannah Wilke, Martin Wilner.

Ronald Feldman Gallery presents Art on the Front Lines, a sprawling exhibition of more than fifty artists in response to the dark realities of the recent election. The exhibition includes both established and emerging artists. Within the traditional relationship between the artist and institutional power often lies an inherent tension, but the present political climate ups the ante. In response, artists let loose, conceptualizing strategies in all media. The exhibition is not only about what is happening in America, but intersects with what artists are doing in other parts of the world.

The works address hot button issues: war, feminism, race, climate change, refugees, inequality, technophobia, and most recently, abuse of power. As you would expect, the President appears many times – It's a "star" performance.

Armageddon meets the absurd. Experienced in its entirety, the exhibition presents a dizzying cacophony of sounds, moving parts, weird sights, and protest signs that evokes a crazy funhouse. Capturing the present moment, the exhibition places the spectator on the front line.

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Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 24, 6-8 PM, featuring live performance by Elliot Crown. 
Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10-6.  Monday by appointment. 
July and August: Monday-Thursday, 10-6.  Friday, 10-3.
For more information: contact Megan Paetzhold (212) 226-3232 or
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