The Patriot Project

If you grew up in Texas, it's likely you knew someone with an inflated idea of patriotism. For a lot of people, pride in one's country is like religion. It's easy to follow along with the narrative blindly. It's this faith that the P.A.T.R.I.O.T Project investigates. In a new exhibition at Beefhaus (833 Exposition Ave.), Kate Jarboe reassmbles U.S. government images, reconstructing them to create a new image of patriotism. In doing so, she hopes to examine “the idea of patriotism as a smokescreen for war and surveillance.” It's a complicated issue that is ripe for discussion. See the work in opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. More at artbeef.blogspot.com.
Sat., May 2, 7 p.m., 2015
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