“Political Prints and Graphics” – Gallery Talk with Aaron Hughes and Barry Romo
Explore the use political art and print graphics to expose injustices and call for action with Chicago-based Aaron Hughes, an artist, activist, organizer, teacher, and Iraq War veteran.
Aaron Hughes is an artist, activist, organizer, teacher, and Iraq War veteran based in Chicago. His multidimensional creative practice operates in a diversity of spaces and media as he seeks out connections, poetics, and moments of beauty in order to construct narratives and meaning out of personal and collective traumas. He uses these narratives in the development of projects that expose and deconstruct systems of oppression and dehumanization. In addition to his work with Justseeds, Hughes works collaboratively with a range of artists, veterans, activists, and art organizations and projects including Iraq Veterans Against the War, National Veterans Art Museum, Warrior Writers, emerging Veteran Artists Movement, Dirty Canteen, and Prison & Neighborhood Arts Project.