Artist Talk: Sue Coe, Exhibiting Artist at the Museum of Art
Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join the Museum of Art for an artist talk with the artist Sue Coe. Meet the Fall exhibiting artist and learn about her long career as an artist, activist, and social commentator. This event is open to the UNH community and the public. Refreshments will be served after the event. Registration is requested but not required to attend. REGISTER HERE.
Details: 6:00 - 7:00pm in Room A218 at the Paul Creative Arts Center.
About the exhibition, Sue Coe: Why No Justice?
Artist, illustrator, and visual journalist Sue Coe presents an unflinching look at some of society's intractable and pressing issues. Why No Justice? presents forty-six of Coe's provocative drawings and prints providing social and political commentary on domestic issues from the 1980s and 1990s that resonate today: responses to the A.I.D.S. crisis, the buildup to the Gulf War, disparities in healthcare, working conditions, housing, policing, and the rise of cable news.
About the Artist
Since the 1970s, Sue Coe has worked at the juncture of art and social activism to expose injustices and abuses of power. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York City in the early 1970s and made it her home; in 2012 she became an American citizen. Coe has always been ahead of the curve on social issues, her art a conduit for her progressive politics. Thinking of herself as an activist first and artist second, she has trained her gaze on a wide variety of ills, translating such diverse topics as the perils of apartheid, the life of Malcolm X, and the horror that is the American meat industry into artworks, exhibitions, and books. Coe’s graphic art, filled with unblinking politics, struck nerves when it appeared throughout the 1980s and continues to do so today.
Learn more about the artist at suecoe.com
Special thanks to the Galerie St. Etienne, New York, for their collaboration.
Funded in part by the Social Justice Fund at the Museum of Art and Friends of the Museum of Art.
Registration is requested but not required to attend. REGISTER HERE.