Karina Aguilera-Skvirsky
Stephanie Andrews
Bernard J. Canniffe
Matthew Fisher
Rainer Ganahl
Joy Garnett
Ilona Granet
Marc Lepson
Max Liboiron
David Luke
Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Robin Michaels
Lina Pallotta
Michael A. Rippens
Dread Scott
Natacha Seideneck
Therese Stowell
 
 

 

David M. Luke

"The Slaughter"

Wood, acrylic paint approximately 49x30x62 2002

 

The American political system is quick to attach the term "cycle of violence" to a variety of hostile environments throughout the world. This phenomenon is always running its course somewhere else. What American officials and mainstream media tend to conceal and/or ignore is how entrenched American policy is in these very situations. In this piece, the game of chess, normally thought of as an intellectual endeavor, has been reduced to a crude game of only the most powerful piece on the board. The game, after a great deal of confusion, will end in a stalemate with only two queens left standing. Despite a great deal of aggression, no clear victory can be declared.