In celebration of International Workers Day on May 1st, Red Wedge asked some of our artist-contributors to submit images of their work. Below are paintings, drawings, photographs and other documentation from Ian Matchett, Craig Ross, Van Thanh Rudd, Anna Maria Tucker, Adam Turl, Sarah Levy and Mike Alewitz.
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Mike Alewitz is a well-known mural painter and socialist working in the U.S. and internationally. He has painted in South-Central LA, New York, Baghdad, Chernobyl, Mexico, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Israel, the Occupied Territories and numerous other locations.
Sarah Levy is an artist and revolutionary from Portland, Oregon, currently living in the West Bank.
Ian Matchett is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design. His paintings explore the connections between radical movements and individuals of the past and present. He is also a member of the November Network of Anti-Capitalist Visual and Studio Artists.
Craig Ross is a printmaker and cartoonist currently living in Southern Illinois. They received a BFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Craig has published various comics and zines, is an editor at Red Wedge and "Red Wedge Comix" blog. They are also a member of the November Network of Anti-Capitalist Visual and Studio Artists.
Van Thanh Rudd is an artist, socialist and anti-capitalist activist based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a member of Socialist Alternative (Australia) and ran for office in the 2010 federal election against Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He studied art at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Anna Maria Tucker is an artist whose work includes painting, installation and performance; confronting stereotypes and trauma. She received her BFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois and is an MFA candidate at the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St Louis. She is a member of the November Network of Anti-Capitalist Visual and Studio Artists.
Adam Turl is an artist, writer and socialist currently living in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an editor at Red Wedge and is presently pre-occupied with exploring past and present Marxist strategies in studio art. Turl is an MFA candidate at the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He writes the "Evicted Art Blog" and is a member of the November Network of Anti-Capitalist Visual and Studio Artists.