GOOD MORNING AMERICA by Maxx Moses to Open at Southwestern College, 1/30
"GOOD MORNING AMERICA" by Maxx Moses is set to open on Thursday, January 30 in Southwestern College in the main Chula Vista campus, with a special closing party on Saturday February 22, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Mr. Maxx Moses has created Good Morning America as a collection of paintings to shine a light on the red white and Blues of the "American Dream". This collection of paintings will be a departure from his
dreamy, palatable abstract expressions, the iconic, signature images so familiar to his internationally acclaimed graffiti murals. The images from Good Morning America will disturb your emotions and evoke many of the old racial taboos that still lie smoldering beneath the surface of the American, cultural landscape. This historical interpretation, "Good Morning America" revisits slavery, religion, political ideology and ofcourse sex.
"The goal of this exhibition is to create an installation of large-scale paintings along with conceptual products and music, all infused with an eerie twist of satire inciting us to reflect upon the symbolism, and spiritual dogma we have been conditioned to live with and ingest as the truth" said artist Maxx Moses.
Vallo Riberto, the curator of the exhibition and gallery director, attracted Maxx Moses to southern San Diego for its cultural, ethnic and artistic diversity, blending worlds and languages and now expressing them as art on this hidden and unique gem of a gallery.
"It's truly a blessing to become acquainted with Maxx Moses' work, which is rich with a necessary criticism and deep reflection on our cultural representation," said Dr. Rachel N. Hastings, Assistant Professor of Communication, Southwestern College, "I remember reading somewhere in the works of Langston Hughes where he wrote, -America, was never America to me-. Maxx's work reminds me of this. I think about how(white) America loves to wrap its tentacles around the work of our ancestors and take claim of their art, as (white) American art. They chose to include our work when it is convenient and beneficial to them, accepting Black people when their cultural contributions can be commoditized and exploited. This is the new age means of colonizing the body of our cultural ideas. When I 'read' Maxx's artwork, it says to me -America was never America to me- and echoes the sentiment of so many who resisted both cultural and social integration into the American system".