REFUGE TAKEOVER

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Burka, Political, Street Art, Writing | 11 Comments

While cycling through Century City I noticed some banners promoting an exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography titled “REFUGEE”.

These were beautifully shot banners of beautiful, hardworking people wanting nothing more than a better life for themselves and their families. 

So why did I take offense to them? 

What offended me wasn’t what was in front of me. What offended me was what wasn’t.



These weren’t the people who scare the living hell out of us. These aren’t the people we talk about when we demand our officials take a closer look at our open boarder policies. 

These banners were flying in the face of the questions, “Why are so many military aged males entering Western countries seeking refugee status?” “Where are all the women?”



I get that art patrons who’re insulated from the realities of life by their wealth like financing exhibits like this to help calm the herd of the dangers they fear. … But in my opinion this is not art. This isn’t even close. Like most left wing “art” it only tells half of the story, the kinder, more genteel half. It challenges nothing.



I found it ironic that this exhibit was being shown at the foot of OUR West Coast Twin Towers. A chilling reminder of the consequences we suffered on 911 after only 19 “REFUGEES” murdered over 3,000 american people.

My creative offerings to this conversation were immediately taken down. I thought it was funny that it was my images people were stopping to take photos of. My images did something the others didn’t, they ruffled feathers, they sparked interest, they inspired action.

“REFUGEE” is on display from the dates of April 23rd – Aug 21st 2016 a the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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11 Comments

  1. Mary Beatty-Brooks
    10/24/2016

    I just saw your work today- bless you! It is powerful. And so much needed in our current blinded climate full of those who will not see because they don’t want to be labeled. Or think very deeply because they are too busy.

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  2. FartRapeForHarambe
    11/10/2016

    first time visitor; wasn’t aware project mayhem had left the basement, sir.

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  3. visa uc Alo uc
    11/10/2016

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
    as though you relied on the video to make your point.

    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your
    blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

    Reply
  4. jabber ftw
    11/22/2016

    Thank you for stabbing moralphobia

    Reply
  5. Guido
    01/21/2017

    Do you do commercial work?

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      I SERIOUSLY HATE DOING COMMERCIAL WORK BUT I HAVE. THE PROBLEM WITH DOING THAT IS PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT ME TO DO THE WORK BUT THEY NEVER SEEM TO HAVE A BUDGET. :/

      Reply
  6. Smidge
    01/21/2017

    These are incredible, thank you for your Art!

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      THANK YOU FOR NOTICING. I WONDER IF PEOPLE EVER GET TO SEE MY WORK. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. STICK AROUND, WE HAVE A HARD FOUR YEARS TO GO.

      Reply
  7. Deb
    02/05/2017

    Hey,

    When will we be able to order RefugeE posters?

    Reply

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