Linda Bond | Reconnaissance
August 18 - October 27, 2015
For over two decades Linda Bond’s artwork has addressed issues of social concern. Pausing to examine the details of violent events as they unfold, most recently in the Middle East and South Asia, Bond both humanizes these tragedies and combats the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture. In addition to working with newspaper content, Bond uses the printed pages themselves as a source of raw material to create wall installations, woven floor mats and text-based drawings.
Tuesday, August 18 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Also on view at the WSRC Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall
War Rugs from AfghanistanSince the 1980's, Afghan rug weavers have been constructing textiles with adapted icons of war into traditional geometric designs. Commonly referred to as “war rugs,” these folk objects have transformed over thirty plus years of production to capture both an evolving presence of unrest and a perpetuated market interest.
Thursday, Sept 17, 5-8 pmArtist's reception / gallery talk 6:30 pm
Thursday, Sept 24, 12:30-2:00
Hand in Hand: Helping to Transform Women’s LivesWSRC Scholars Mary Berg, Rajashree Ghosh, Siti Nurjanah, and Ellen Rovner speak about their research and hands on efforts toward the betterment of women’s lives worldwide.
Thursday, October 8, 12:30-2:00 pm
Collateral Damage: Civil Society in WarPanel Discussion with Linda Bond, Bonnie Donohue, and Mary Hamill, moderated by Pamela Allara
Thursday, October 22, 11:00 am
Gallery Walk Through & Discussionwith WSRC Scholar Hilde Hein
All events will be held at the Kniznick Gallery and are free and open to the public.
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Gary David Goldberg and Diana Meehan Endowment for the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.