Apologies for simply posting this press release but I am still recovering from a stomach virus but really wanted to get this posted. I am unsure why the pics did not come up when I cut and pasted this but they are hilarious!
click here to see more of his pics
Robin Macklin: Oh, Oh, Oh Bama
Thursday July 19th 2012 through September 5th 2012
Charlottesville, VA- FIREFISH Gallery will be showcasing the work of photographer Robin Macklin. This exhibit features a terra cotta Chia Obama (from the Chia Pet line) carefully placed in various settings. The photos range from comical to inflammatory. Macklin describes the series as a non-partisan illustration of many of the forces and decisions that have defined President Obama’s first term in office. He states: “I have found that these images serve as a mirror, as people see in them what their party allegiances predispose. Some see ruthlessness where others see justice. Some see incompetence where others see bold innovation. Others just see a chia pet that was photographed by some crazy guy.” At any rate the exhibit begs the viewer to recap Barack Obama’s first term of presidency and gain political perspective from a timeline of events.
Robin Macklin is a freelance photographer and writer based in Charlottesville, VA.
For additional information about this exhibition please contact
Sigrid Eilertson: co-owner of FIREFISH Gallery at 434/984-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at firefishgallery.com
FIREFISH Gallery is located on the historic downtown mall at 108 2nd St. NW, Charlottesville, VA.