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Margaret Roleke
Margaret Roleke, We Do Our Part, 2018, monoprint, collage, silkscreen, 30 x 22

2018

About the Item

Margaret Roleke's work explores sensationalism, consumerism and the crazy contradictions and relationships that develop when popular culture mixes with war and religion. The Trump presidency has pushed her to be further involved as a political activist and artist. Many new pieces deal with protest and resistance. But the major theme which she has been exploring for several years is gun violence. Using spent shotgun shells and brass, as well as, paper targets in much of her work, from a distance the viewer is not sure what these colorful spent shotgun pieces are. Only upon closer examination does one realize that they are actually made from spent bullets. The environmental plastic waste is also an issue she explores in her work. A percentage of all of Roleke's sales are donated to organizations that work for gun control. Roleke's new silkscreens and cyanotypes deal with the issues of putting families in cages, and the dismantling of the ideas of life, liberty and justice for all. In her sculptural practice she has been working with fencing and trying to create work that also speaks to these issues as well.
  • Creator:
    Margaret Roleke (American)
  • Creation Year:
    2018
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Width: 22 in (55.88 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    this work of art is framed.
  • Gallery Location:
    Darien, CT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU172213096482
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