Pete Railand depicts a man looking at the border as a train passes through, traveling from Juarez to El Paso. Raoul Deal shows a mother grasping her child amid a protest for the DREAM Act as their uncertain futures lie in the hands of the US government. Both prints comment on the broken immigration system that affects the livelihoods of thousands of people. While capital and goods are easily transported across borders, the same cannot be said for these individuals.
Deal is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He prides himself as being a community artist who creates community art projects and interventions in Milwaukee neighborhoods. Railand, a printmaker, is also from Milwaukee.
From the 2022 exhibition A DREAM Deferred: Undocumented Immigrants and the American Dream, A Space for Dialogue 106, curated by Yliana Beck, '22 Conroy Intern
WRIT 5, Quests, Carl Thum, Winter 2015
A Space for Dialogue 106, A DREAM Deferred: Undocumented Immigrants and the American Dream, Yliana Beck, Class of 2022, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 30 - June 18, 2022.
Booklyn Artists Alliance, Brooklyn, New York; sold to present collection, 2013.
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