TIM ATSEFF: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS – A Trump Dystopian Heptology

September 3, 2020 to October 4, 2020

Image (2018) © Tim Atseff


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Tim Atseff has been painting since 1970. He spent his professional career in journalism including several years as an editorial cartoonist exposing hypocrisy and corruption with the stroke of his pen. Enlarge a nose or jowl here and droop an ear-lobe or place tiny hands there. The idea is to take an imperfection and apply a magnifying glass while still capturing the subject’s likeness and exposing them for who they really are.

This exhibition merges Atseff’s painting and cartooning into one hybrid presentation. Reflecting on the reasons for its creation Atseff says, “When I get an itch, I have to scratch it. It makes me feel alive. The darker the work, the more alive I feel. President Trump is my itch. For the last two years, I have felt like I’ve had a bad case of poison ivy. My skin is raw.”

“Trump’s scorched democracy policy and his feckless lemmings have been assaulting objective truth, civility and the free press on a daily, if not a minute-by-minute basis. Destroying and desensitizing the difference between right and wrong. They are complicit, corrupt, immoral and indecent. Trump embodies each sin as narcissistic, full-throated and butt-naked for all to see.”


Carl Alberico, Alan Andrews, Alan Rosenthal, George Bain, Sylvie Destian,
Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Mike Greenlar & Linda Bogart, Sam Gruber,
Martha Holly Loew, Jack Mannion, Betsy Moore,
Donna & Phil Muhs-McCarten, Jim Ridlon & Katherine Rushworth,
Marie & Ed Rothbaler,
Alexandra Schwartz-In Honor of Robert Sarason,
Rosemary Welsh & Craig Schlanger, and Cynthia Zacharek

Bruce & Kathy Coville, Annemarie Deegan, Chris Flynn, Julia Ganson, GEGENSATZ PRESS,
Ruth Heller-1199SEIU, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas,
Kim & Steve Linkenhoker, Jeremy McKay, Diane Murphy, Lleni Pach,
George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Jeff Unaitis,
Shailia Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff

Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo,
Therese A. Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Lauren & Walter Melnikow,
Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Shirley & Larry Novak,
Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Vince Sgambati,
Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, and Susie Weiss

Therese A. Deegan, Mike Greenlar & Linda Bogart-Greenlar,
Ruth Heller 1199SEIU, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Karen Kerney,
Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Jeremy McKay,
Ellen Schwartz, and Sarah Stuart-Mcllvain

SUSTAINING SPONSORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith