Anxiety Group Show @ HVW8 Art and Design Gallery In Los Angeles

“Anxiety” engages with the common suggestion that art is a reflection of society. Art can serve as an expressive platform for individuals, groups, as well as society as a whole, especially accessible when radical changes or impactful events occur. It is powerful enough to portray the current emotions of a society, exposing harsh and subtle truths, while encouraging a change for the better. The exhibition explores and addresses the idea of art as a vehicle to illustrate and illuminate events and experiences. “Anxiety” addresses the unnerving tension of the strange climate of present day. Whether personal, political, economic, social, or geographical, it’s undeniably a strange moment on every macro and micro level. This show is an investigation of individual responses to a collective uneasiness. Anxiety Group Show will be on view until December 16, 2016 at HVW8 Art and Design Gallery at 661 N. Spaulding Ave. Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper