I am pleased to share that I am showing work in an upcoming exhibition at the Visual Arts Center in Boise State University. The piece I am showing, Rescue Worker at Factory Collapse, is taken directly from an Associated Press image of the rescue workers in Dhaka Bangladesh when a factory at Rana Plaza collapsed and killed 1,129 people, injuring approximately 2,500.

If you are unfamiliar with this tragedy, please take a moment to read the wiki page which offers a snapshot of the events and reactions. Rana Plaza was not an isolated incident and the challenges of knowing the supplies chains of our products is complex.

The solutions are not easy but I recommend starting with Fashion Revolution’s website and checking out their resources.

 

Thank you to Kirsten Furlong for curating this exhibition and including me in it.

Crafting Resistance
Opening Reception: January 26th, 2017 5-8pm
Visual Arts Center – Gallery One
Liberal Arts Building at Boise State University
Free parking available for opening reception in
Central Reserve lot adjacent to Liberal Arts Building

The Visual Arts Center gallery at Boise State University has organized the exhibition Crafting Resistance featuring the work of twenty artists from around the United States as well as Canada and Mexico whose work creates awareness of political issues, examines issues of racial and social justice, or calls for change in environmental issues and human and equal rights.  Each of the artists works in a unique and powerful voice utilizing the medias of ceramics, metal, wood, found materials, printmaking, or fiber art. Exhibition continues through March 28th, 2017.

Artists:
Naomi Adams, Pocatello, ID

Jesus Barraza, San Leandro, CA
Sharif Bey, Syracuse, NY
Jim Bove’, Pittsburgh, PA
Melanie Cervantes, San Leandro, CA
Greg Climer, Brooklyn, NY
Amy Cousins, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Dinges, Oak Park, IL
Brian Gillis, Eugene, OR
Susan Graham, New York, NY
Kahlil Irving, St. Louis, MO
Lisa Jarrett, Portland, OR
Dylan Cale Jones, Chicago, IL
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Santa Fe, NM
Mazatl, Mexico City, Mexico
Nina Montenegro, Portland, OR
Io Palmer, Pullman, WA
Noelle Pflanz, Eugene, OR
Jesse Purcell, Toronto, ON Canada
Timo Rissanen, Woodside, NY