DISCORD & DISSENT: Commentary on Contemporary Politics by Jim Ridlon
June 2, 2018 to July 13, 2018
“Budget Cutters” by Jim Ridlon
This collection of assemblages by Cazenovia, New York artist Jim Ridlon represents visual puns reflecting on the inadequacies and inconsistencies of our political systems. The work focuses on points of contention that establish party lines and inhibit the political process. Found objects are used as metaphors that comment on political strategies resulting in positions of power and dominance.
Jim Ridlon is an artist and a former American football safety who played college football for Syracuse University and eight seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. After his football career, he became a sports painter and sculptor, returning to Syracuse University to teach art classes and double as a backfield coach for the football team in 1965. He also wrote a novel and worked as a color commentator on the Syracuse University football radio broadcasts for over 20 years. In 1988, he was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy, which has become one of college football’s most prestigious awards.
Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Sylvie Destian, Margrit Diehl, John Fitzsimmons, Christine Flynn, John Haritatos, Marjorie Head,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Johanna Keller & Charles Martin, Liz Kolodney & Barbara Sutton, Amiee Koval, John Mannion,
Donna & Phil Muhs-McCarten, Kate O’Connell & Michael Miller, Dave Pasinski & Elizabeth Hall, Harvey & Dorothy Pearl,
Marie & Ed Rothbaler, Craig Schlanger & Rosemary Welsh, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Barbara Vural and Shaila Wood
2017-18 SEASON SPONSORS:
Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Bruce & Kathy Coville, Annemarie Deegan, Edgewood Gallery,
Kathy Flack, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Teresa Gilman, Ruth Heller-1199SEIU,
Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Sidney Manes, Fred & Diane Murphy,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Wendy Ramsay, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati, Jeff Unaitis and Amy Zamkoff
Anonymous, John & Dolores Brule, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Ann Jamison, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash and Lauren & Walter Melnikow
Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith | Brewster Doust, M.D.
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