"ART-IN-PLACE (AIP) is an initiative of CNL Projects and Terrain Exhibitions. AIP was inspired by the generosity of artists and the power of art to transform and connect us."
For the Art In Place Project, I wanted to do something that was amusing, but with serious underpinnings. This 9 foot band aid, titled “I am the Color Band Aids Were Made For” was made in 2018 not just in recognition of the micro-aggression against black and brown people, but as a the recognition that those “flesh” colored band aids were made for MY skin tone. The Orange man represents the unavoidable reality that NOW is the time for white people to allow themselves to be vulnerable, stick their necks out, and engage in the difficult conversations surrounding systemic racism. Regardless of the approach (silly or serious), we should all promote lasting change and deep healing. I hope I am contributing in my own small way.
-Michael F Gallagher