Questions about what constitutes truth and fact are more pressing today than ever. In a post-reality world of fake news, spread pandemically by social media, accuracy and honesty are rare commodities. Getting to absolute truth has never been easy. Perception and reality are uncomfortable bedfellows. They don’t play nicely together. However, we are living in unprecedented times of unscrupulous misinformation, epitomized by those immortal words, alternative facts.

Ever since the Trump administration has taken office, we've been increasingly concerned about censorship, rights and freedoms. We’ve also been thinking about art’s place in the political arena and the impact art can and should have in society. At The Road Gallery, we strongly believe in the power of art and artistic expression to provoke reaction, ask important questions, create dialogue and inform the debate. With this in mind, we are proud to present our Artnernative Facts show. We invited artists to submit work that:

- Portrays an alternative view of current realities.
- Portrays alternative perspectives on the current political landscape.
- Rethinks, reimagines and challenges commonly held beliefs and assumptions.

We were astounded by the responses from around the world. What quickly became clear is that artists want their voices to be heard and have a lot to say. There were some deeply personal responses, some deeply political responses and some deeply socially motivated responses. We have curated over 60 pieces from 19 diverse artists. Some of these works, those under $500, are featured here.

10% of all sales (and 100% on some pieces) will be split across the following organizations: ACLU, Planned Parenthood and The International Rescue Committee.

Rachel Singel, The Loss of Social Justice

$195.00

Year: 2017 Height: 11.5" Width: 8.5″ Medium: Intaglio on Paper

Haylee Anne, There Is No Global Warming And The Earth Is Not In Pain

$160.00

Year: 2016 Height: 10″ Width: 10″ Medium: Photograph on archival cotton rag paper

Elizabeth Burton, Your Words Fuel Our Fight

$195.00

Year: 2017 Height: 9" Width: 12″ Medium: Watercolor on watercolor paper

Elizabeth Burton, No Thank You Mr. President

$195.00

Year: 2016 Height: 9" Width: 12″ Medium: Watercolor on watercolor paper

Carl Dimitri, You Must Accept it Troy

$95.00

Year: 2017 Height: 6″ Width: 4″ Medium: Ink on Paper

Carl Dimitri, Let’s Retire to the Parlour

$95.00

Year: 2017 Height: 6″ Width: 4″ Medium: Ink on Paper

Carl Dimitri, I’m Just Gonna Sit Here

$95.00

Year: 2017 Height: 6″ Width: 4″ Medium: Ink on Paper

Carl Dimitri, I Know What You’re Thinking

$95.00

Year: 2017 Height: 6″ Width: 4″ Medium: Ink on Paper

Carl Dimitri, Civil Liberties, Gerald

$95.00

Year: 2017 Height: 6″ Width: 4″ Medium: Ink on Paper

Amy Tingle, Sensitive Tint or How to Keep Your Emotions in Check

$350.00

Year: 2016 Height: 14" Width: 11″ Medium: Hand-cut paper collage

Amy Tingle, Fame Orange or How to Get Over the Like Button

$350.00

Year: 2016 Height: 14" Width: 11″ Medium: Hand-cut paper collage

Amy Tingle, Dream or How to Soften Your Gaze

$350.00

Year: 2016 Height: 11" Width: 14″ Medium: Hand-cut paper collage