Barricade is a collaborative project organized by John Finneran. Rivington
Arms asked Mr. Finneran to assemble a show which reflected the current
political environment within his peer group. In conjunction with fellow
Cooper Union graduate Isaac Resnikoff, he has produced a piece which takes
as its subject not partisan ideas but political thought itself.
In The Barricade, Mr. Finneran and Mr. Resnikoff present a filter through
which ideologically contrary notions can not pass: it is a metaphor for
the conceptual space within which political thought is constructed. The
Barricade is the product of a community that wants to protect its beliefs.
It is a compound object, with a depth of unconscious intentions.
As the viewer passes through the barricade he finds a group of artworks
which depend on this protected space for their validity and a group of
artists who present their work, as much to one and other, as to the viewer.