Political art series debuts at Democratic convention

Charlotte gets artistic on Thursday as a new political art series makes its national debut in the Tar Heel State during the Democratic National Convention.
 
“The Divided State of America” is being dubbed a “larger-than-life” collection of six paintings commissioned by biotech businessman Nirmal Mulye.
 
Issues affecting Mulye’s life are depicted in the red, white and blue-themed works of art by spray-paint master Chor Boogie — including ones on immigration, energy, class, religion and the economy.
 
The exhibition kicks off with a roundtable discussion on Thursday about the themes of the show. Hosted by the organization StartUp RockOn, convention-goers can see the series for themselves at Charlotte’s Gallery X before it makes its way around the country at scheduled public events.