Inspired by the civic nature of the Channing Peake Gallery and the extensive hallways that invite scale, this exhibition began with a consideration of the history of Muralism that is intimately tied to public spaces. While formal art is generally created and displayed in more isolated contexts like galleries and museum, Muralism brings art to the public sphere. Through muras, historically marginalized groups have reclaimed the agencya to depict their own stories and achieve greater visibility.
The exhibtion presents ten mural-scale works that have rendered the artists' original work at scale to surround the viewer in the aritsts' vision of themselves and the worlds they occupy or imagine.

Rachel Mackenzie
A Man Doing Art, 2017

James Japser

Mountain Town, 2014

Artwork by James Jasper (left and center) and Rachel Mackenzie (right)
Flute Player, 2014 (left)   |   Figure in Black & White, 2014 (center)  |   Girl Posing, 2017 (right)
Norms, culture, and history shape how we see ourselves, our world, and our place within it. The diverse experience of those who live with disabilities can reframe our assumptions and offer alternative visions for us to consider. Notably, these works begin to challenge our familiar distinctions between the person and the landscape, the real and the imagined, and our internal reality versus that of the external world. 
Lavena Sutherlin
Baby Dollies on My Head of the Pillow, 2014

Lavena Sutherlin
Assalalay, 2014

Michael Considine
Apartment People Live In, 2020
Michael Considine
Shape Design, 2020
Michael Considine
Big Yellow House, 2015
While these artists' styles and languages of mark-making vary, their depictions share a graphic clarity, dynamic energy, and bewildering beauty that invite the viewer into their experience. By offering this lens, New Muralism aspires to expand our understanding or ouselves, others, and our place in our surroundings.
Leonard Wilson
Nature Trek, 2017
Leonard Wilson
Big Hands, 2021