Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ernst Fischer once said, "In a decaying society, art — if it is truthful — must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."
With hopefully that in mind, Rubbish Gallery, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, has put out a call to artists for its Conflict and Resolutions: Budget Cuts show, which opens Friday, March 12.
Rubbish's release says, "[we're] asking artists to explore the current state of the city of Colorado Springs. Subjects may encompass issues such as our growing tent cities, cuts in crucial public transportation, the turning off of street lights, closing parks, community centers, and museums."
One twist is that all materials — painting substrates, frames and sculptures — must be found object (though you're out of luck if you're looking for park trash cans).
The proposal deadline is Monday, Feb. 15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.