Frenn Takes Nesto Gallery
by Kat Feary on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Milton’s Nesto Gallery currently features painter Chawky Frenn’s exhibit: “We The People.” Frenn often cites novelist James Baldwin, who once stated, “I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” This perspective is exactly what Chawky Frenn attempts to portray in his newest exhibit.
Frenn has been kind enough to give multiple talks at Milton Academy, including speaking to all of the Visual Arts, Art History, Civil Rights, and Studio Art classes. Through these talks and Frenn’s exhibit, the school has had an opportunity to thoroughly appreciate Frenn’s work. Mr. Torney, the director of the Nesto Gallery, believes the artist has had “a profound impact on our community. He further asserts that Frenn’s works create “a very powerful exhibit, both visually and conceptually.”
On the exhibition website, Frenn states that “reflecting on the opening words of the Constitution of the United States, the We the People series uses the sacred document as a base for visual reflections on the history, principles, visions, costs, accomplishments, and challenges confronting our democratic ideals and values since the founding of our republic.” This exhibit was recently featured on the cover of the most recent issue of ArtScope Magazine, demonstrating the critical acclaim Frenn’s project has received.
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