J.J. McCracken’s installation at the 39th Street Gallery confronts audience with stark depiction of thirst and water consumption.
By Michael Theis (view online)
J.J. McCracken, artist in residence at the Red Dirt Studio in Mount Rainier, has been called the best political artist in Washington. Works like Thirst, currently in the midst of its run at the 39th Street Gallery in Brentwood, show why she has that title.
McCracken’s show effectively combines photography, performance, motion picture and installation into a thorough exploration of themes of thirst and the realities of inequal distribution of natural resources.