CHARLES GNIECH
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BREAKING CRIMINAL TRADITIONS

The Art of Influence… Breaking Criminal Traditions is an exhibition created to raise awareness of global human rights violations. Criminal traditions are ancient, ongoing rituals that kill or maim millions each year—yet they are rarely considered crimes. In creating awareness and beginning a dialogue, the intention is to promote change from within each affected culture.

Debuting in 2013 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, variations of the exhibit have been presented at: The Beverly Art Center [Chicago], The Art Center-Highland Park [IL], the Schoenherr Gallery of North Central College [Naperville, IL], the Bridgeport Art Center [Chicago], and in July 2016, at the Human Rights Institute Gallery of Kean University [Union, NJ].

Each new exhibition presents a unique body of work specifically selected for that venue—incorporating select pieces from prior exhibitions, as well as new works. All of the pieces are selected to allude to the issues without being overtly obvious. The content of the exhibition walks a blurred line between the harsh reality of the world in which we live—and the intense beauty of empowerment and freedom.

Chuck Gniech, Exhibition Curator