Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We Are All Homeless : Exhibition Curated by Artist Willie Baronet
Willie Baronet, a Dallas artist and Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, has been buying and collecting signs made by homeless people for more than 20 years.
We are All Homeless brings together nearly 300 signs produced by homeless people at New York University's Kimmel Center for University Life in New York through 24 January 2015. We are all homeless is a project by Baronet: We Are All Homeless website.
From Yahoo News: "It's an art installation sure to evoke a spectrum of emotions: from sorrow and surprise to humor and hope. Whatever the feeling, Willie Baronet wants his exhibit at New York University to bring "the issue of homelessness to light in a unique manner to hopefully change people’s hearts and minds on how they view the homeless." Baronet, a Texas artist and advertising professor, drove across the U.S. last July purchasing signs from panhandlers in 24 cities. His "We Are All Homeless" exhibit features 260 signs he acquired as he met with homeless people from Seattle to New York City. The NYU exhibit – his first from the coast-to-coast project – is hosted by HELP USA and will be on display through Jan. 24 in the Kimmel Center for University Life Stovall Family Gallery.