Martha Wilson takes brand of satire to Donald Trump

Artist continues tradition of impersonating politicians

For the past thirty years, artist Martha Wilson has used humor, wit and candor to challenge the perceived roles imposed on women in society.

Wilson works through a series of artistic forms, vacillating between performance, photography and text.  Wilson has also used art as an intervening tool to examine the political landscape for the past three decades, beginning with the Reagan administration.  Over the years she has parodied Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Tipper Gore, Bill Clinton and, most recently, lampooned Donald Trump, adding another politically astute piece to her oeuvre of political satire. Looking at the fireplace in her Facebook event’s photograph, we see the fire of American democracy waiting to be lit, and are sure Wilson’s brand of satire will be there to feed the flames. 

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