Rush for President is an interactive piece. Artist Derrick Adams, appears in the poster as the gallery director campaigning for the artist running for president. I chose the flag sewn by Betsy Ross, because of her strong input on the design and placement of the stars, suggesting unity. It is a symbol of collaboration and draws critical links between her labor and contribution. This satirical piece ponders the semiotics of gender and race in a contemporary political discourse while creating visual representations during the 2008 national election and today in our current election.
Hershe comments upon the production of gendered representation in the gallery setting by asking us to consider our own complicity and raises questions of the relationship between art objects & the viewer.