For Immediate Release: AMERICANCER, an Anti-Hate Digital Art Protest Debuts at First Friday Art Walk | Santa Fe Art District
“We all know what is going on in this country is wrong. It’s time for artists to stand together and use our talent to express our pain. AMERICANCER is a digital art protest about the hatred and injustices plaguing our country because of this administration’s divisive policies. Our only weapon is our voice. We use that voice by voting.”
-Gary Adrian Randall
“It is an artist's duty to comment on the times,” –Nina Simone
AMERICANCER is a digital art protest created during the November 2016 Presidential election by digital artist Gary Adrian Randall, as a means to highlight some of the injustices in our society as a result of this administration, and convince Americans to vote in the midterm elections.
It is inspired by Guernica, the anti-war painting by Picasso, and dedicated to his mother Joyce Randall, who was diagnosed with leukemia in December of 2016, and passed away on September of 2017. Randall recently moved to Denver as the last step in the healing process of dealing with her death.
The protest is included in the background art of the last level of Randall’s upcoming artistic mobile game, Enter the Reveries. It will be the first time a digital art protest has ever been included in a mobile game.
AMERICANCER will be shown at two galleries this Friday October 5th, as part of the First Fridays Santa Fe Art Walk.
Quotes from the artist:
“My goal with AMERICANCER is to start a movement of artists dedicated to shining light on the injustices we currently face in this country as a result of the Trump administration. I intend to begin the projections on First Friday, and then immediately expand to other galleries, and other cities. I also intend to create a ‘Call to Artists’ and encourage other artists to create and share their own AMERICANCER pieces. If we unite all of our anti-administration artwork under the name #americancer, we will not only create a movement, but encourage some social change as well. “
“Ever since this administration began, artists have been the only ones really telling the truth (starting with comedians). I wholeheartedly believe that it is our duty to comment on the injustices we face. We, as artists, have the power to influence the way people think and feel. That is of the utmost importance, now more than ever.”
You can view AMERICANCER at the following galleries on October 5th, 2018, from 5:30- 9:30 PM, as part of the First Fridays Santa Fe Art Walk.
910 Santa Fe Dr. Studio #1
Denver, CO 80220
766 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
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