Life During Wartime

October 22 - December 24, 2016

Life During Wartime (1979)

(By David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth)


Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,

Packed up and ready to go

Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway,

A place where nobody knows

The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,

I'm getting used to it now

Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto,

I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,

This ain't no fooling around

No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,

I ain't got time for that now


Diane Rosenstein Gallery is pleased to announce a group show of work by five contemporary artists working in California (Oakland, Inglewood, Los Angeles) and New York (Harlem and Brooklyn). Life During Wartime is an exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and photography by Sadie Barnette, Aaron Fowler, Farrah Karapetian, Shiri Mordechay, and Tschabalala Self. These artists each present work that both directly and subtly bears witness to the political, gender, racial, and economic conflict that pervades their lives and art practice.


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