Errors and Omissions
Opening Reception TBA
Errors and Omissions surveys Linda Bond's work over these almost 20 years of U.S. conflict, both foreign and domestic, since September 11, 2001. In 15 bodies of work and over 70 pieces, Bond chronicles wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Kavanaugh hearings, the Syrian refugee crisis, drone warfare, the 2nd amendment and gun violence... the list goes on. While her content is inherently provocative, she does not force her audience to come to a particular decision. Rather, she uses her studio practice as a method to understand these conflicts on a personal level. She spends several months on each piece, often years on series that document US history as it develops in real-time. At its core, each piece is a long-form meditation, a physical manifestation of Bond’s attempts to understand her personal relationship to the major events of our time. The resulting message is not any discovery or opinion the artist uncovers while engaging with the source material; the message is to engage with the information for yourself. The fact that Bond’s work is incredibly beautiful helps accomplish this goal. The sensitivity of her mark-making and craftsmanship invites the viewer to linger on subjects that may otherwise alienate or repulse. Errors and Omissions provides a recent historical context from which we can explore and engage with our current political placement. It asks us again the classic questions of humanity- who are we, where did we come from, where are we going– and am I OK with it?