In response to a moment in America marked by tepid civic activism, widespread conservatism and rampant consumerism, the artists in Just Kick It Till It Breaks create works in which the "political" is addressed indirectly through allegorical approaches and subtle contextual displacements.
Borrowing visual idioms from the realms of advertising, the media and interior design, the artists locate tangential points of protest that are slyly complicit with the terms of capitalism they often seek to undermine. At the same time, they investigate romanticized notions of outlaw culture and underground movements, questioning whether any position of political resistance remains out of reach of commercial co-optation.
An opening reception is held Thursday, March 8th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The exhibition is open Tuesday-Fridays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, and Saturdays from 11:00am to 6:00pm.