Revisions of the American Dream began in the Fall of 2007 while Revision's curator Zach Pearl was working as the Assistant Coordinator for the Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. Having limited but valuable experience as a curator up to that point, he wanted to coordinate an exhibition that accomplished two things: 1) to feature artists on a national as well as local scale, and 2) to choose a theme that was both relevant to the everyday and thought-provoking. With the help of Susan Hensel, Pearl formulated Revisions on the basis that although many of his friends who are practicing artists were very political, they were not making "political art", and furthermore, the general public of the Twin Cities and surrounding area was not being exposed to enough politically-themed art in the wake of one of the most important elections in recent history; the presidential election of 2008. + Read more