Three planes from Richard Deons Quick Response Squadron fly over CCCS Strozzina guest lecturer Luca Briasco and audience. Briasco presents "Escape strategies: the American novel since 11 September between nostalgia and apocalypse."
American Dreamers: Reality and Imagination in Contemporary American Art
This exhibition is organized by the CCC Strozzina in conjunction with the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, New York, USA) and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland.
The art & culture blog DAILY DU JOUR has a few nice snapshots of the popularity of American Dreamers: Reality and Imagination in Contemporary American Art at CCCS Strozzina in Florence. The images capture the strange beauty of the Strozzi courtyard and the vibrations of opening night. Artist Tom Doyle is highlighted with many of his incredible works. There is a good photo by Martino Margheri (below) of Richard Deon's Quick Response Squadron buzzing Madam I'm Adam in the bright lighting.
Following the American Dreamers theme, the Inspiration for the Squadron poster is a mix between Spaghetti Western; Lowell Thomas travelog; turn of the century letterpress broadsheet or a Hollywood movie poster. Like a traveling circus poster, the same artwork can be used for future exhibitions by swapping out a color plate.
The individual flyers Akio, Hans, and Luis, of the Quick Response Squadron would like to thank you for your support. They look forward to joining fellow flyers Vlad and Karl in the UConn Art Gallery in Stamford, CT in October 2012.
One "Knowing's Not Enough" pin button (wing insignia)
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One signed 11 x 17 in. print for the Quick Response Squadron on acid free paper with studio emboss mark. All backers $50 and above receive invitations to exhibition openings of the Quick Response Squadron.
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One signed 8.5 x 11 in. pigment print of the Test Pilot flying over the Grand Canyon on heavyweight Crane Museo paper with studio emboss mark.
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A signed 8.5 x 22 in. pigment print of the Quick Response Squadron flying over Meteor Crater in Arizona on heavyweight Crane Museo paper with studio emboss mark.
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A signed 17 x 22 in. pigment print of the Quick Response Squadron over the Grand Canyon on heavyweight Crane Museo paper with studio emboss mark.