$2500For those who woke up November 9th and realized that half of the registered voters were potentially racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobes... {quote}wake up, take the pillow from your head and put a book in it.{quote}This was the same old fear tactic that received commercial success in D.W.Griffith's The Birth of a Nation over 100 years ago. Now, more than ever, we must recognize and remember all the insurgents that came before us and sacrificed their lives in the making of this country. Many that we revere today were targeted and labeled subversives, agitators, troublemakers and insurgents. My hope is that the legacy of these people informs and inspires us. We've a long way to go.The audacity of the United States to produce {quote}death cards{quote} in their war for oil was sickening and along with the election results inspired me to create this homage to the real targets who dared disagree.Some of the individuals on these cards: Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Harriet Tubman, Noam Chomsky, Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, KRS One.
Insurgent, 24" X 80" mixed media on hollow door

$2500 

For those who woke up November 9th and realized that half of the registered voters were potentially racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobes... "wake up, take the pillow from your head and put a book in it." 

This was the same old fear tactic that received commercial success in D.W.Griffith's The Birth of a Nation over 100 years ago. Now, more than ever, we must recognize and remember all the insurgents that came before us and sacrificed their lives in the making of this country. Many that we revere today were targeted and labeled subversives, agitators, troublemakers and insurgents. My hope is that the legacy of these people informs and inspires us. We've a long way to go. 

The audacity of the United States to produce "death cards" in their war for oil was sickening and along with the election results inspired me to create this homage to the real targets who dared disagree. 

Some of the individuals on these cards: Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Harriet Tubman, Noam Chomsky, Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, KRS One. 

David Zukas

Exhibits

EXHIBITS 

Hewlett-Woodmere Library 

Jan 13 - Feb 26 

Opening Reception- Saturday, Jan 25 from 2-4 pm 

1125 Broadway 

Hewlett, NY 11557 

Diaspora Community Services 

Opening Reception- Tuesday, May 7 

2222 Church Avenue 

Brooklyn, NY 11226 

Two Boots Pizza - Williamsburg 

October 16-30 

558 Driggs Avenue 

Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Wagner College Gallery 

Jan. 15 - Feb. 16 

Exhibit Opening, Sunday Jan. 20 

Wagner College 

One Campus Road 

Staten Island, NY 10301 

Gallery hours are 11-4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and until 9 on Thursdays 

CSI, College of Staten Island 

Black History Month Celebration, Thursday, Feb. 9 

1:45-3:15 PM, Center for the Arts, Recital Hall 

Art By the Ferry 

Opening Ceremony Friday, May 20 

Exhibits open from noon to 8PM Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 from noon until 8PM 

120 Stuyvesant Place 

Staten Island, NY 

"Doors of Perception Exhibit" 

ArtLab 

April 2-23 

Opening Reception April 2, 2-4 pm 

1000 Richmond Terrace 

Staten Island, NY 10301 

"Doors of Perception" exhibit Jan 8-31 

Art at Bay Solo Exhibit through January 

This exhibit was partially funded by a JP Morgan Chase regrant in partnership with COAHSI 

Art at Bay 

70 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 

1 block South of the Staten Island Ferry terminal 

gallery hours are every Sat and Sun from 12-6 pm  

Monday, November 22, 2011 

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater 

The Joan Weill Center for Dance 

405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue 

The event will feature a silent auction of selected artworks and live performances by Ghanaian Artist Osekre, the Brooklyn High School of the Arts jazz ensemble, and singer/songwriter Ebonie Smith. 

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and West African hors d’oeuvres catered by Joloff 

Proceeds will benefit Literate Africa Project, Inc. Their mission is to provide academic resources and to support educational initiatives in underserved communities by strengthening collaboration between African educators and their global counterparts. 

www.literateafrica.org 

ETG Book Cafe as part of Second Saturday Staten Island  

Solo Exhibit all of September 2010 

Opening 9/11/10, 7 pm 

Staten Island, NY 

Camel Art Space: On the Grid 

A collaborative exhibition where several artists were given a randomly selected 36" X 36" space on a grid on the walls of Camel Art Space. 

Opening 8/21/10 

Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

Art at Bay: The Skin of the Artist 

A collaborative installation where artists were asked to transform an article of clothing to be hung on a clothes line the entire month of June. 

Opening 6/1/10 

Staten Island, NY 

DiverseCity: An Artistic Exploration of Immigration, Cultural Identity, and Creating Home 

International Rescue Committee in Staten Island 

Opening 4/17/10 

Staten Island, NY 

Art for Change: Collaborative exhibit and silent auction to benefit Haiti 

Maxine Greene Art Gallery at The Julia RIchman Education Complex 

Opening 4/16/10 

New York, NY 

Second Saturday Staten Island Art Exhibit 

ETG Fundraiser for Haitian Orphanage solo exhibit 

Opening 4/10/10 

Staten Island, NY 

Shrine: Haiti Benefit Solo Exhibit 

Opening 1/22/10 

Harlem, NY 

Joloff Solo Exhibit 

Opening 12/17/09 

Brooklyn, NY 

Artwork on this site is selling with all proceeds benefiting the people of Haiti. Because of the high dollar amount of the donation for each work I suggest, in lieu of individual purchases, several people pool money together in order to reach the goal. Many schools are collecting money and what better symbolism than a painting as a constant reminder of your efforts and the struggles of the Haitian people?  

Why am I taking the burden of collecting money when one could easily donate to the Red Cross? I spent over two years in Ghana with the US Peace Corps and became well aware that giving money to NGO's can be frightening. I hesitate to say don't give money to The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc, but when you find out your money is paying the salary of some bureaucrat in an air conditioned SUV who has no business making decisions because he/she knows nothing about culture or even language of the area he/she is supposedly helping, you tend to hesitate giving blindly.  

While with the Peace Corps in Ghana I made roughly $2400 annually and lived like a king. Can you image the standard of living for one of those workers making in excess of $100,000? The money spent within these organizations ends up subsidizing things like advertising, administrative salaries and expenses (in the hundreds of millions!), etc. Millions are collected and a fraction is spent. The percentage of aid administered to the needed is simply lower than it should be for many organizations. 

I assure you I will get the best use out of the money. It will be spent on either emergency supplies or sustainable practices. I know individuals in Haiti involved in aquaculture (fish farming), and eco friendly farming practices such as hillside reforestation, sustainable charcoal production, and biodiesel production already on the ground that could use the support. 

Twenty years ago Haiti produced enough rice to feed its population. Today, 75% of the rice eaten in Haiti is shipped from the US. Haitians can help themselves. Throwing money at a situation does not solve it. Let’s let Haitians rebuild Haiti. 

Peace. 

David Zukas  

Please contact me for further information.