Sue Coe: Graphic Witness

45_SueDrawsInTheSlaughterhouseImage: Sue Draws in the Slaughterhouse, Sue Coe, 2011, Lithograph (Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne)

Sue Coe’s Porkopolis: Animals and Industry, on display in the York College Galleries from January 20 – February 20, remains as relevant today as when it was first exhibited at Galerie St. Etienne in New York in 1989. Coe grew up in England near a slaughterhouse and her interest in the practices of the meat industry led her to investigate factory farming operations in the U.S. from which she developed a passion for animal rights and a need to bring awareness to factory farming’s cruelty to animals, workers, and the environment through her art. This exhibition comprises more than fifty etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts that challenge the morality of the use of animals in entertainment and industry. The artist will speak about her work as an artist and activist on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm in DeMeester Recital Hall, located in York College of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Hall.