Harris Art Gallery Reacts to Wake of War in ‘Out of Rubble’ Exhibit

August 29, 2013 by University of La Verne

The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow – physically, psychologically and spiritually. Reacting to the wake of war – its realities and its representations, OUT OF RUBBLE opens at the Harris Gallery at the University of La Verne September 2 and will run through November 14, 2013. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

There will be a reception on October 22 as part of ‘Peace Out of War,’ a series of events organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, including a Benjamin Britten concert on October 27.  ‘Peace Out of War’ events connect to the university’s affirmation of a philosophy of life that actively supports peace with justice, the health of the planet and its people.

OUT OF RUBBLE presents works by artists who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.  The USA recently surpassed ten years of war in Afghanistan, the longest war in this country’s history.  As wars erupt and rage throughout the world, OUT OF RUBBLE remains all too timely.

Slavick’s own work, as an artist and as co-founder of 10 Years + Counting, led her to research and edit OUT OF RUBBLE (Charta, 2011), an anthology of works by contemporary artists who address the aftermath of current and past wars.

The book includes essays by Slavick and Holly Edwards and works by international artists from Diana Al-Hadid to Xu Zhen.  A selection of these artists for the OUT OF RUBBLE exhibit at La Verne include: Taysir Batniji, Wafaa Bilal, Enrique Castrejon, Lenka Clayton, Decolonizing Architecture (with Sara Pellegrini), Jane Dixon, Monica Haller, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Jennifer Karady, Osman Khan, Samina Mansuri, Simon Norfolk, Rocio Rodriguez, elin o’Hara slavick, Susanne Slavick and Elaine Spatz – Rabinowitz.

When: September 2 – November 14, 2013
Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 4:40pm

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm, or by appointment.

Where: The Harris Art Gallery, located in the Landis Academic Center at the University of La Verne. 1950 Third St. La Verne, CA 91750.

Contact: Dion Johnson, Art Galleries Director, djohnson@laverne.edu, 909-593-3511 ext. 4273.


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