Art & Conflict

Art & Conflict features contemporary artists whose works address conflict and war, and the role art and/or the artist can play in commemorating or explaining past conflict, or expose and express issues surrounding conflict. This exhibition seeks to utilize the role of art and artists to explore how society can come to understand how and why conflict and wars affect society and humanity in the ways they do.

 

"Everything is not only worth seeing, but worth thinking about, too." - Michael Paglia, Westword

 

Exhibition Response
In the Exhibition, there was a place for patrons to select a colored cube which corresponded with seven different emotions; Offended, Sad, Informed, Fear, Empowered, Anger, and Disgust. For each piece in the exhibition, patrons could put these cubes into a tube. The table below is the total number of cubes each piece received for each emotion over the course of the entire exhibition. Click on the Piece Title to see an image of the piece. 

 

Artist Name Piece Title Emotions            
    Offended Sad Informed Fear Empowered Anger Disgust
Justin Ankenbauer & Clay Brooks Split 10 4 30 8 29 11 4
BAAM Collective Torch 8 5 41 3 64 1 7
Andrew Beckham 11.8.16 (Thinking of Theodore Parker) 2 20 22 1 16 1 0
Shane Bryant French Sentry 14 47 11 85 11 23 9
Shane Bryant Bedouin Sniper 7 38 16 43 15 50 6
Jayne Butler Third Eye Jacket/By Following Me, You Consent to Being Filmed 7 6 17 18 67 8 10
Joyce Dallal Embryo: UN Resolutions 181, 194, 242, and Various Other Peace Initiatives 2 10 23 3 8 8 8
Irene Delka McCray Shadowed Time 3 84 19 4 45 16 1
Irene Delka McCray Messengers 8 280 17 64 5 33 40
Jimmy Descant Is War Profiteering Treason? 19 59 38 7 16 24 11
Victoria Eubanks There Will be Scars 15 45 15 17 18 13 6
Victoria Eubanks Fallen Stars 42 58 24 15 79 26 21
Pam Fortner The Tears of 94 Mothers 17 75 14 7 4 28 25
Sarah Fukami 09657A (Hirosawa Frank) III 16 29 29 3 18 4 14
Sarah Fukami 03773D (Fukuda Kay) II 5 21 19 4 30 19 18
Sarah Fukami Wakeme (Partition) 0 22 11 4 11 13 42
Judy Gardner Moral Highground? 18 41 7 37 1 28 31
Judy Gardner Ain't Gonna Study War No More 25 26 11 15 0 6 4
Marie EvB Gibbons theSTING 1 15 8 15 18 6 10
Jeffrey Gipe Impression 4 21 69 26 15 31 20
Jeffrey Gipe Critical Mass 9 5 28 62 11 18 37
Quintin Gonzalez Her Journey and Her Sorrows 6 37 12 23 34 34 13
Quintin Gonzalez Mother of Exiles 11 32 15 2 38 47 34
Quintin Gonzalez Of Courage and Dissidence 15 19 9 10 40 18 19
Linda Graham Scorched Earth 2 15 31 10 26 11 8 2
Kristi Hager What Kind of Target am I? 27 46 8 27 10 15 2
Kristi Hager War Zone 10 31 11 18 21 4 8
Kristi Hager Self-Protection 8 31 13 27 40 19 19
Austin Howlett Erasing Our Humanity 4 163 15 41 27 26 8
Anna Kaye Inhabit 0 27 14 14 36 7 5
Dorothy Krause WarZone 3 13 22 16 5 23 14
Kuker 1417 6 11 17 16 3 3 69
Marti Lawrence Wolf When Mao was Wallpaper 20 16 32 26 11 20 41
Leona Lazar Borders: Flight 11 20 10 6 14 9 11
Gayla Lemke Hope Stones 7 25 83 5 89 6 4
Gayla Lemke The Emperor Has No Clothes 47 45 32 18 42 34 27
Bruce MacMullan Escape 6 9 24 10 37 4 8
Wes Magyar Grieving Mothers 2 148 8 5 8 21 16
Judd Mercer Survivor 3 202 12 25 37 11 8
James Milmoe Street Scene, Seoul, South Korea with Soldier and Tanks 3 9 21 5 8 2 0
Bruce Nall March of Unknowns 5 213 15 8 12 14 4
Bug Signature 14 149 53 27 21 49 46
Tony Ortega E-Spaghetti Western 53 24 32 9 26 33 19
Tony Ortega A New Racial Profile 33 34 16 20 21 43 12
Kelton Osborn What Counts as History 10 17 8 1 19 18 15
Kelton Osborn Fish Kill | Just a Feeling 3 8 9 4 7 2 7
Laura Phelps Rogers Relic 1 43 19 5 6 5 2
Sangeeta Reddy Mogadishu Parade 3 10 8 4 0 5 3
Sangeeta Reddy Stains 7 13 11 11 3 5 1
Roger Reutimann The Rape of Democracy 43 35 35 34 48 45 46
George Rivera Bethlehem Wall 29 50 25 9 47 7 7
Shelley Rossell Native American Girl 4 64 69 6 228 22 10
Natascha Seideneck Disaster Archive 2 28 18 39 19 9 19
Sue Simon Science of War - The Nuclear Age 4 61 37 5 18 6 7
Sue Simon Science of War - Poison Gases 15 12 24 5 7 6 5
William Stoehr No More Words #3 20 124 15 50 29 11 9
William Stoehr No More Words #6 11 115 18 114 8 17 13
Patricia Turner Mayhem in the Middle East 24 27 24 18 30 36 40
Patricia Turner Devolution 39 20 23 26 27 64 57
Carol Watkins Out of Hubris 4 21 20 26 3 15 13
Faith Williams Voices for Change 1 13 23 2 82 9 7

 

 

 

Participating Artists:

BAAM Collective

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Justin Ankenbauer
Andrew Beckham
Shane Bryant
Jayne Butler
Joyce Dallal
Irene Delka McCray
Jimmy Descant
Victoria Eubanks
Pam Fortner
Sarah Fukami
Judy Gardner
Marie EvB Gibbons
Jeffrey Gipe
Quintin Gonzalez
Linda Graham
Kristi Hager
Austin Howlett
Anna Kaye
Dorothy Krause
Kuker
Marti Lawrence Wolf
Leona Lazar
Gayla Lemke
Bruce MacMullan
Wes Magyar
Judd Mercer
James Milmoe
Bruce Nall
Tony Ortega
Kelton Osborn
Laura Phelps Rogers
Sangeeta Reddy
Roger Reutimann
George Rivera
Shelley Rossell
Natascha Seideneck
Sue Simon
William Stoehr
Patricia Turner
Carol Watkins
Faith Williams


 

Exhibition Lecture

Saturday October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Free and open to the public

Join us for a lecture on the history of art in response to conflict, followed by an informal meet and greet with participating artists

 

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