Fasanella Exhibits Continue

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fasanella Exhibits Continue(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

Exhibits of painter Ralph Fasanella's work continue at both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the AFL-CIO. "Fasanella, who would have been 100 this September, is being feted with “Lest We Forget,” an exhibition whose title refers to a mantra of this lifelong lefty," writes Michael O'Sullivan in The Washington Post. "That title — more of a rallying cry, really — is meant to honor the common laborers who teem by the hundreds, even thousands, in his dense, panoramic vistas of his native New York and other metropolises." And in Portside, Bill Mosley writesthat "Fasanella’s paintings are not all workers’ struggles and political anguish.  Many of his works also depict the joy of community, of neighborhood, or workingmen and their families enjoying a respite from difficult lives." Both shows continue through August.


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