A Very Anxious Feeling: Artwork from the Collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy

September 20, 2015 @ 8:01 pm – November 29, 2015 @ 9:01 pm
Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

This exhibition marks the first time collectors Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy have organized and loaned a complete exhibition from their private collection to a museum. The exhibition of contemporary art seeks to bring further awareness to economic, environmental, political, and social issues that affect us all, including economic disparity, global warming, racism, discrimination, and war. The selected works respond to current events of injustice and unrest across the country and around the world. Several works exemplify art as a form of activism while others are inspirational and portray an alternative sentiment of peace and positive universal human traits like compassion. As a whole, the exhibit offers a statement about humanity and the troubling and complex times in which we live. Featured artists include some of the most renowned and politically engaged artists of the last several decades including Jenny Holzer, Shephard Fairey, Glenn Ligon, David Wonjarowicz, and Bruce Nauman.