Monday, April 2, 2007

Imaging Today's Labor Movement

The American labor movement has an amazing history of graphic production, creating some of the most effective political images in the history of this country. However, work and workers, along with the labor movement, are often depicted as experiences of the American past: photographs of children in factories in the early l900’s, paintings of Joe Hill or Rosa Parks, historic strikes and Rosie the Riveter.Now the labor movement needs new images of the issues confronting workers today. A call for artists was put forth and members of Spectrum ArtWorks participated in this search for a new imagery. We are very proud to announce that Spectrum ArtWorks artist Brad Parsons has had his piece chosen to be exhibited at The Bread and Roses Gallery in the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center in New York City, one of only 25 pieces chosen to exhibit, he may be one of five to have his work reproduced and distributed nation wide!

Brad's Poster, "Can Legally Fire You" highlights the fact that in 33 states an employee can legally fire someone if they perceive you as being gay.
Congratulations Brad and good luck in the show!

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