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Winter of Discontent considers the current atmosphere of upheaval in relation to environmental, political, and economic forces. The group exhibition will take form as both a physical exhibition, presented in person at 303 Gallery, as well as an expanded online Viewing Room, where it will feature additional contributions from gallery artists. Showing concurrently in the gallery's Project Room space is Hunters in the Snow, a selection of works curated by Fortnight Institute.
Drawing parallels to Steinbeck’s last novel, The Winter of Our Discontent, as well as Shakespeare’s eponymous verse from Richard III, "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun of York,” the exhibition alludes to our present as a profoundly urgent moment for reflection and sowing the seeds of change. The works on view form a polyphonic response of resilience, introspection, and hope, through a wide range of artistic approaches. As one may interpret from Shakespeare, a change of regime can usher in new opportunities for progress and regeneration, just as a new summer season of growth may arise out of a period of darkness.