Washington DC, November 5, 2013 - Cory Clark and Dani Finger gave up their home more than a year ago, after their experiences at the NATO summit in Chicago in order to experience directly what the most destitute in America go through everyday. They wanted to use their talents to offer the world art through the eyes of the poorest of the poor and to offer to the poor and disenfranchised communities a chance to experience art, and be inspired by it. Cory Clark will be exhibiting a selection of his photographic art derived from his time on the streets titled ‘From the Ground Up: The Solution is Revolution,’ beginning November 5th at The District Gallery in N.E. Washington D.C., doors open at 6 pm.
Dani Finger will be Exhibiting her own revolutionary works created while on the streets in a series titled ‘What I Learned at Camp FEMA,’ beginning,’ in December.
Cory Clark is an internationally published Journalist, Photographer and the Author of ‘Reflections of a Dark Soul,’ who has spent his career focused on the plight of the poor, social movements, politics; as well as, police corruption and violence.
Dani Finger is a recent art school Graduate who became socially and politically aware through her time at Occupy Philadelphia, where she met Clark. Dani Finger is described by Moore College of Art and Design Professor Scott Kaylor as “ a master of of space.”
Cory Clark and Dani Finger took up the mantle of homeless artists in all of its dehumanizing experiences and aspects to tell the story of the most vulnerable members of our society. An artistic revolutionary act, risking everything including at times their lives, for their love of people who have spent their lives in the struggle just to survive, much less experience the freedom of the more fortunate. Their work is both inspiring and a powerful criticism of the cultural and political norms of our day, together they challenge all that is accepted, as just what is.
About Cory Clark:
Cory Clark was born in Miami Florida on the tail end of the 70’s, the son of a mechanic, he was creative, well spoken and a strong advocate of self education, through his formative years. He formally studied Journalism at Mansfield university after he had written and published his first book ‘Reflections of a Dark Soul.’
An Anarchist, he worked for several independent news agencies, including Opednews, where he regularly made the front page and was republished internationally.
While living in Philadelphia he was the featured artist in exhibition at the Henry George Institute, and then the featured artist at MugShots, where he showed his series ‘A Chicago Story,’ which included selections from his time photographing the NATO protests held in Chicago in May of 2011.
He regularly donates his work and time to poor communities and their causes, feeling that art should be for everyone and everyone's voice should be heard.
About Dani Finger:
Dani Finger was born in April of 1989, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and moved to Philadelphia for art school. She is a recent graduate of Moore College of Art and Design, where she studied to be a mixed media artist; she received her BFA in 2-D arts. She was an intern at Well Vissar Inc. where she studied under Kathy Vissar.
She has shown in Prelude Gallery as well as the gallery at Moore College of Art and Design. She has participated in several exhibitions; such as, the 2007 student group show, the 2009 Gimme Shelter Benefit for Women Against Abuse, where she sold handmade bird houses, and in I Love Mitch in 2011 honoring famed comedian Mitch Hedberg.
She has also shown as an artist for the National Adoption Center in 2011, with many world renowned Philadelphia artists, such as Isaiah Zagar, Zoe Strauss, Shelley Spector, Jon Swartz, Perry Milou, Martha Madigan, Pepón Osorio, David Ohlerking, Bertha Leonard, Candy Depew and Moe Brooker.
She has been the recipient of multiple scholastic awards for her art including the 2007-2011 Moore College Board Scholarship. As well as, having received the 2009-2011 Fred and Naomi Hazell Award for Excellence in Oil Painting, and the 2011 Excellence in Materials Award from Dick Blick.
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