To Aid & Inspire
form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Art are proud to announce Flags of Resilience, the first long-term, artist-run project made in response to current global crises. Founded by form & concept artist Thais Mather, the project will address the Covid-19 pandemic as well as longstanding struggles with systemic racism and police brutality in the United States and beyond, including the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among others.
Featuring commissioned work by local and internationally-known artists, each flag design, printed on limited edition 3 x 5 foot flags, explores themes of isolation, community, family, fear and hope in this historic moment in time. All of the proceeds of each flag will go to the charity of the artist’s choosing. The series of original flag artworks commences with a joint design by acclaimed Denver-based muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina (aka The Worst Crew).
Pedro Barrios & Jaime MolinaArtist Interview
"The shutdown exposed many things that have been broken and ignored in our society. Our original concept came from this opportunity of regrowth. It was in many ways like the replanting of a garden that had become overwrought with weeds and choking vines. When you get the opportunity to start over, what kinds of seeds would you plant?
International Rescue Committee
Barrios and Molina have chosen nonprofitas the benefactor of proceeds from the sale of their commissioned flags. “The charity we are choosing to support is the International Rescue Committee. This organization is special to us specifically because of the work they do to help refugees and immigrants. This hits close to home with Pedro since he immigrated from Venezuela to the US in Miami, FL with his family when he was young.”