Stacy Smith is one of the 235 artists exhibiting work at the Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Convention Center in Providence starting this week. There’s an opening reception on Wednesday, from 6 to 8pm, and the show is open daily from 10:30am to 6pm until June 4.
Smith’s project, which is based on interviews with Rhode Island activists, is called Impressions of Resistance.
The dominant political elites have been providing cover for the slow-motion corporate coup d’état that started in the nineteen-seventies. Referring to these political creatures, Smith writes:
Their vile disregard for human life and dignity is unforgivable. They sit in their golden towers so far removed from our realities that they themselves have turned into cold metal. No heartbeat of empathy remains. Make no mistake, they seek to kill the poor to line their pockets. They seek to destroy me and those I love. To them, anyone beneath their wealth bracket is not human but cheap machinery. They only need a few of us healthy enough and desperate enough to keep laboring for them. All others are expendable.
The planet and its resources are no different. Our entire future as a species is at risk. Reckless endangerment of life on Earth.
Stacy Smith is the artist who designed this poster for this year’s May Day rally and march in Providence.
The artist will generously donate the proceeds from sales of her designs to community organizations. Don’t miss the opening of this exhibit.