Artborne Magazine November 2016 - Page 6

photo by Winter King ARTBORNE Volume 1 : Issue 5 magazine Founder / Publisher Jonathan Yubi Founder / Creative Director Matt Duke Editor Stephanie D’Ercole Senior Photographer / Lead Design Jason Fronczek Publisher’s Note Back in 2014, as I flipped through the October issue of Juxtapoz—the one with Cleon Peterson’s Into The Night—I came across an ad for Hashimoto Contemporary’s exhibition, The Pinks 2. Featured in the ad was a painting of Kim Jong Il by Scott Scheidly. The irony of the discovery wasn’t evident at the time; it would resurface years later. November’s issue of Artborne deals with the role of politics in contemporary art, on both a localized and a national level. Scott Scheidly’s Pink Series unroots questions of gender roles and color theory; Dana Hargrove continues the question of consumerism and the concepts of “place” and “setting.” Brill Adium discusses his mask series, and the importance of localization and dream-building. The single most recurring question I’ve received after we released the cover image for this month is, “Where’s the painting of Hillary?” The implication, of course, is that we’re just another liberal media outlet, hell bent on screwing the Republican nominee out of his god-granted Manifest Destiny. Hillary Clinton is a career politician, true, and the American research firm, Gallup, has shown politicians to be rated low on honesty and ethical standards, coming second only to lobbyists. But comparing her to Donald Trump is a sin I won’t commit. Nor will I vilify Trump’s constituency and play into the same cycle of hate and segregation that has characterized our country for centuries. After the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia, I realized everyone is good for someone. Politics serve interests, and the wealthy few are always served first. It’s the role of art to question and challenge this, and pave the way for change. Jonathan Yubi 5 Columnists Patrick Greene Charlie Griffin Contributing Writers Jenn Allen Vanessa Barros Andrade Hind Berji Matt Duke Amy Galpin Rob Goldman Mary McGinn Jessica Pirani Leah Sandler Laila Silva Contributing Photographers Mariana Mora Jenn Allen Online Orders $5 per issue (plus shipping) 850-461-0750 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @artbornemagazine Legal Mumbo-Jumbo ARTBORNE Magazine is published monthly. It is mailed directly and disturbed at select locations throughout Central Florida. Please visit our website for distribution locations. ©Artborne Magazine 2016. All rights reserved. Artborne Magazine is a registered trademark of Jonathan Yubi. No articles, illustrations, photographs, advertisements, or any other editorial matter herein may be reproduced without written permission of copyright owner. Printed in Orlando Florida.