Blood, Sweat, and Tears
June 13, 1997 ~ August 9, 1997

An unusual ensemble of three separate exhibitions that look at the graphics of protest locally and internationally.
Presented at Track 16 Gallery as part of the L.A. International.

"I view this series of exhibitions as an educational opportunity—for myself and for our community," says Tom Patchett, owner of Track 16 Gallery.
"By bringing local, international and historical posters and banners together, it is my hope that these art works illuminate and advance the universal aspiration for peace and justice."

Blood, Sweat & Tears is accompanied by three fully illustrated catalogues with an introduction by Track 16's Tom Patchett and essays by Cary Nelson, Carol Wells, and Trisha Ziff.

smart art press catalogue

No Justice—No Peace
• Níl Síochán gan Cheart.

Photo murals by Artists for Irish Peace contextualize the peace process, and portrait banners, memorabilia and documentary photographs commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. (Curated by Trisha Ziff)
Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers.
Wide ranging graphic statements produced between 1936-39 galvanized a population in the midst of civil war. (Curated by Cary Nelson & Peter Carroll for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives).
Los Angeles: At the Center and On the Edge.
Political Posters reveal the activist, humanitarian side of Los Angeles. (Curated by Carol Wells of The Center for the Study of Political Graphics)