When: Through March 17
Whatever expectations viewers might have for an exhibit titled “Not My America,” subtlety is probably not one of them. And they would be right. The high-ceilinged, postindustrial space that houses 2Creative Community in Winooski is so spacious that nearly 30 artists have ample room for their statements of discontent. Commanding the center of the gallery is Jenni Bee’s sculptural installation “Welcome to America: In Memoriam.” White disembodied hands reach through the black bars of this prison-like structure, a clear reference to the treatment of asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border. In a far corner, Marni Leikin’s “Uterus,” a wood cutout of the female reproduction system, is covered with pink glitter … and chained to the wall. Matt Morris’ paintings of Russian President Vladimir Putin as Dr. Evil, and the hideous, multi-headed “Trumpworld,” speak for themselves.