The INX Graphic Social Satire exhibit, a collection of editorial cartoon art, will be coming to Frostburg State University at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery from Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 26. The opening reception will be Feb. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The INX group was formed by New York Times editorial illustrators during the time of President Reagan. The name “INX” was coined by a play on the essential medium employed by these pen and brush artists. They all shared a desire to produce and distribute uncensored political images to news marketplaces, essentially keeping editorial control in the hands of the creators.
Since 1980, the INX group has produced compelling visual commentary on the big events that have spanned the millennial divide. The INX group generated a body of work composed of over 6,500 editorial images, which became a powerful graphic chronicle of the last two decades. The group became self-syndicated once more in 2002, this time employing the powerful distribution means of the Internet by allowing subscribers to download the work directly from their website: inxart.com.
From broad caricature to somber surrealism, these drawings represent diverse aesthetics and techniques. More than 50 contributors are involved in the INX group, and they represent a wide range of backgrounds, national origins and, most importantly, opinions. By doing all of this, INX has left an imprint in the world: a picture history of pointed views meant to amuse, incite and inspire.
From a teaching point of view, this exhibit has a strong multidisciplinary appeal. The artwork of INX is not only relevant to the graphic arts, but also to the study of history and social science.
The Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts building is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Visual Arts Department at 301-687-4797.
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