'Flyover' addresses the American government's poor handling of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005. The well-known media image of President George W. Bush flying over New Orleans on Air Force One, observing the post-hurricane damages on the Gulf Coast, is collaged with a 19th century image of slaves working on a cotton plantation in the American South. His calm facial expression in the photo paired with 452 racial epithets in the background, suggest that there was deep racism embedded in the strategy behind relief efforts; racism that stems from the early colonial period in the United States.
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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.