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Michael Fischerkeller: Children of War // Hotel Indigo

Michael Fischerkeller | Children of War

On View: August 22 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: September 27, 2018 | 6-8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place is pleased to present Children of War by Michael Fischerkeller at Hotel Indigo!

"The most innocent are too often subject to the cruelest of conditions. No stronger evidence of this exists outside of mankind's weakest acts - profiteering by warfare. Children often become pawns or currency in war, forced to serve as soldiers, laborers, sex slaves or exported as the same to raise funds that swell the coffers of the warmongers. In spite of all this, the brilliant light with which children are blessed persists in radiating. In the series I celebrate and capture that light in brilliantly colored portraits of children from around the world who face war or its consequences every day. The series includes portraits of strength, hope, determination, and grace and is intended to serve as a reminder to all who view the work that not all children enjoy the comparatively comfortable life that our local communities offer. In an effort to extend our comfort to these children, a portion of sales proceeds will be contributed to War Child UK and/or Children of Conflict (NYC), as these organizations establish and manage education and arts programs for children in war-torn countries" - Fischerkeller

Michael Fischerkeller lives and works in Washington, D.C., and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He uses art as a means to create narratives that further the viewer's understanding of complex social issues. Inspired by street artists, Fischerkeller uses acrylic spraypaint as his primary medium, recognizing that street artists often are impacted by social inequities. Fischerkeller has shown his work internationally with emphasis on participating in exhibitions furthering social change.

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