Archie Scott Gobber

"It's a Free Country"

May 2004 through September 2006

Kansas City artist and KCAI alumnus Archie Scott Gobber ('88 painting) is known for his wry political commentary achieved by way of re-contextualizing standard catch-phrases, quotes, sound-bites and slogans drawn from popular culture, political campaigns and mass media.

Commissioned by the Artspace as the sixth project wall and installed in conjunction with the 2004 presidential election, "It’s A Free Country" is a declarative slogan that crosses beyond political ideology and party lines.

Easily understood and recognized, "It’s A Free Country" also means different things to different people, thus resounding a multifaceted public message.

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