Opening this week at the Salem Art Association — On Love + Rage is a show co-curated by senior Art Major Matt Jensen and Professor Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, and features work by Willamette Students Clarice Benz, Sinead Cahill, ilia Forkin, Chloe Lawton, Genevieve Lawrence, Gretal Menzies, Reilly Resnick, and Maria Saldaña.
On Love & Rage explores love and anger as ways of dealing with and altering our reality. As our social and physical worlds become more and more abominable, we look to revolutionary action in an attempt to cope with, if not change oppressive systems. Love and empathy are powerful in a careless world, and rage motivated by the lack of care for others has the potential to topple systems when well directed. "I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other." - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein.