Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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Carleton’s art gallery launches fall exhibitions (SLIDESHOW)

The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) launched four new fall exhibitions on Sept. 12. The exhibitions are We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996), TRANSACTIONS, Patricia Reed: The One and the Many and genderhow? All four exhibitions have common themes of identity and belonging. “One of the common threads throughout all the exhibitions is the idea of the categories that are imposed upon us, but also categories that we self-identify with,” said Heather Anderson, curator at CUAG. “Of course, there’s pervasive categories like gender, sexuality, race, and citizenship, but throughout the exhibitions, there’s ideas of how you create a sense of belonging.” The exhibition opening party received a turnout of about 200 […]

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