Linda Bond | Reconnaissance

August 18 - October 27, 2015

Linda Bond

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.

Linda Bond, Shadow War



Selected Press

The Justice
WSRC exhibit highlights war's devastating effects

The Brandeis Hoot
Art Exhibition 'Reconnaissance' Explores Violence in the Middle East

The Justice
WSRC artists explore war

The Justice
Scholars speak on improving women's lives worldwide


Tuesday, August 18 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Also on view at the WSRC Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall 

War Rugs from Afghanistan
Since 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 pm

Artist's reception / gallery talk 6:30 pm

Thursday, Sept 24, 12:30-2:00

Hand in Hand: Helping to Transform Women’s Lives
WSRC 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 War
Panel Discussion with Linda Bond, Bonnie Donohue, and Mary Hamill, moderated by Pamela Allara

Thursday, October 22, 11:00 am

Gallery Walk Through & Discussion
with 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.