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FIRED UP: The anti-Trump art show Fire and Fury puts dissension on exhibit

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"People Will Think You’re Making a Trump Flag, X" by Natalie Baxter.
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NORMAN, Okla. — Artist and educator Katy Seals despises how “scary and out of control” the world has become since Trump’s inauguration. But, instead of giving up and hiding out for the next few years, she has been channeling these feelings into art and activism to “make sense out of the whole situation.”

Seals, along with fellow artist John Dougherty, have gathered various like-minded artists and creators from across the country, working in all forms of media, to create the incendiary anti-Trump exhibition Fire and Fury, a name inspired by the recent bestselling account of Trump’s first year in office.

“Since the election, we’ve been inspired by the disgust and negativity and we just want to take our frustrations with the outcome and try to create a positive experience with it,” Seals said. “Much like any kind of artistic renaissance, it’s inspired by something primarily negative. We’ve noticed artists we admire, friends who we know, creating art that is saying something about the state of America, so we wanted to put a collection together to give them a forum to express this anger.”

Fire and Fury: Anti-Trump Art will open for one night only on Friday, Jan. 26, starting at 5 p.m. at Resonator, 1010 N. University Ave., in Norman. The event is free and open to the public.

Meghan O'Connor's "Fate." (Image provided via Resonator)

Seals said that she hopes that people who come to see the exhibit are not only inspired to “make something positive out of something so negative,” but to know that they all part of an united front and, even though living in in Oklahoma it might feel like it, they are not alone in feeling this disgust.

“When we think about art, it’s to drive an emotion or question…it’s not necessarily something that should be matching your couch,” Seals added. “This is a way for Americans, specifically artists, to use their voice. This is a very polite, high-art form of activism. We wanted to highlight the artists that we’ve found that are fighting back through art; we wanted to give breath and life to these works and show the many different angles, aspects and approaches to this subject.”

Fire and Fury: Anti-Trump Art
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 10:16am
Resonator
1010 N. University Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
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