Wednesday, April 30, 2014

William Holman Gallery is pleased to present War Stories

William Holman Gallery is pleased to present War Stories, an group exhibition about war and conflict curated by Anthony Haden-Guest.  

War Stories is meant to be an alarming, confrontational, and emotive record of conflict as experienced and understood by a group of established artists, commenting on conflicts around the world.

Piers Secunda, Taliban Relief Paintings, 2011

An examination of the wars and destruction we see and hear about in the media every day, the exhibition features documentary watercolors from Afghanistan by Steve Mumford, poured paint canvases of Taliban gunshot holes by Piers Secunda, video work of Desert Storm by Nin Brudermann, the conceptual display of original war materials smuggled out of Iran byFarideh Sakhaiefar, photography by Trevor Palgen, sculpture of terrorist bombs by Gregory Green, as well as work by Alfredo Jaar, a leading international artist who documents resistance movement in Rwanda andAlfredo Martinez, an artist who draws and constructs his own firearms. War Stories is a multimedia reflection on the relationship between war, documentation and history.

Farideh Sakhaiefar, Acquired from the Above by the Present Owner, 2014


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