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February Free First Friday

February 5, 2016 6:00 pm
February 5, 2016 10:00 pm


Phil America, The Jungle, San Jose, USA, 2014, Photo courtesy Phil America

Join us this First Friday for the free public opening of Failure of the American DreamIn addition to these fantastic exhibitions will be our Middle School Docents, exhibition-inspired Creation Station activities, food trucks out in the courtyard, and surprise guests and entertainment. Following First Friday will be a performance of Blue Sky (January 28 - February 14), the US Premiere of a play by Clare Bayley. Blue Sky is accompanied by super-vision, an exhibition inspired by the play by Derek Toomes, Kevin H. Jones and Chris Cassidy.

Failure of the American Dream is an exhibition featuring video and installation created in 2014 by Phil America while he lived in The Jungle, the nickname for a tent city near Silicon Valley in San Jose, California. The Jungle was the largest encampment of homeless people in the United States at the time. The exhibition explores the realities of poverty in the United States that are frequently sensationalized or ignored in Western culture while sharing the humanity of an everyday epidemic. On view until May 8.