Art for a nasty time

"Friend: Unfriend, the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States,’’  by   Kirstin Ilse, at Galatea Fine Art, Boston Jan, 4-29.


The artist says: “Reckon the vitriol remainder of the presidential election. This painting explores the tumult at the heart of a cultural crisis in which friends were friendly no more and new connections forged. Painted in steamed dye on silk, dynamic, luminous and colorful; feel the nation in the wounds and heals of the cultural shift. Drop off things left unsaid. Reconnect the world.''