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Class Warfare exhibit opens in Hodson Gallery

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—Paintings, sculptures and signs created by Takoma Park, Md.-based artist Jerry Truong will be on display March 6-30 in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College.

An opening reception for Truong's exhibition, Class Warfare, will be held March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by an artist's talk from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gallery. Hodson Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Truong's exhibit is a critique of how the educational system produces complacent members of society instead of free thinkers. His work examines the political implications of the American educational system through blackboard-like large-scale paintings, sculptures that utilize objects such as plastic chairs and overhead projectors, and signs displaying summaries of notable teaching philosophies.

Jerry Truong, a professor at Montgomery College in Takoma Park and a fellow at Hamiltonian Artists in Washington, D.C., was the guest juror for Hood's recent 2014 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. He earned his master in fine arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2011.

For information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery director, at farcus@hood.edu.