Chicago-based artist Pope.L's artwork, "Flint Water," is on display at MW Gallery in Flint through July 28 as part of the exhibition “20/20: Influential Artists of the 20th Century."
Pope.L, an artist who has been making public interventionist art for over twenty years, worked with Detroit artist-run gallery What Pipeline to galvanize interest in the people of Flint and their struggle for clean water access.
Flint Water Project is an art installation, a performance and an intervention that calls attention to the water crisis in Flint by bottling contaminated Flint tap water and selling it as a limited art edition.
Proceeds from "Flint Water" will be donated United Way of Genesee County, who will use the money for mitigating the long-term effects of the water crisis on the residents of Flint and Hydrate Detroit, a volunteer-led non-profit group combating water shutoffs and advocating for affordable water laws in Detroit.
MW Gallery is located at 815 South Saginaw Street in downtown Flint. Gallery Hours: 11 AM - 6 PM on Thursday and Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 9 PM on the 2nd Friday of each month. Call 810-835-4900 or visit m-wc.org for more information.