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No Job No Home No Peace No Rest: Will Steacy

Presented against the backdrop of the 2012 election season, Will Steacy's new installation is both a chronicle and a critique of a nation where a once-attainable “American Dream” has been replaced, for so many, by a desperate effort to survive. The exhibition’s title comes from a line in Bruce Springsteen's song, The Ghost of Tom Joad, which in turn alludes to John Steinbeck's classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Both of these artist-activists have influenced Steacy, and like them, he fiercely identifies with those who are forgotten, disenfranchised and displaced.