What the World Needs Now is a juried group exhibition that takes us back to the indispensable truths of life. It will be a document and celebration of the joy, togetherness, beauty and love that we need now more than ever. Co-curated by Anita Arliss and Ruben Natal-San Miguel. This September 2017, the art works selected for this exhibition at the B Complex Gallery will exalt the bliss of living and loving that is needed now more than ever. The exhibition will feature imagery from class of 2009 alumni Barbara Kalina.
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" is a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965. In June 1968, following the shooting of Robert Kennedy but before he died (approximately 26 hours), the Jackie DeShannon version was played over and over on Los Angeles radio stations as an audio vigil. This also continued for a few days following his death. Over decades the song continues to come back to be played as a healer and its positive message over troubling times in the nation and the world. We are currently experiencing similar turbulent times and we want to use the song as an experimental tool and theme to encourage and inspire artists to express such emotions and feelings through the use of photography based and related art works.
The artists reception will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 7pm until 10pm at the B Complex Gallery. For more details, please click here.