Strangers in Class
Gazing Across the Economic Divide

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 - MARCH 30, 2013

Reception: FEBRUARY 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

John Magnan
www.johnmagnan.com

This exhibition explores how people in different economic classes perceive each other.
I live in an economically depressed fishing city. Looking around my area, I began questioning whether it’s possible for people holding very different portions of our wealth to recognize each other. Can we share the national experience, communicate, compromise and together negotiate the future? Or are we now estranged forever, having become strangers in our own land?
What you see in this exhibit are expressions of my observations, bearing witness to an ongoing personal journey. It is an exploration of how we view each other across the economic divide.
I ask visitors to this exhibition to question their own views about those in other economic classes. What do they see in those groups? What do they feel about them? What are their biases? Do they feel connected, or are they ‘the other?’
John Magnan, New Bedford, Massachusetts Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is Free. The public is cordially invited to attend.